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Laurel Canyon barricade suspect arrested after SWAT standoff

May 23, 2011 |  7:58 am

An armed man who had holed himself up in a Laurel Canyon home was taken into custody around midnight after an hours-long standoff with SWAT officers.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were called to the home in the 8200 block of Rugby Place around 6:55 p.m. Sunday by a woman who said she was being held against her will, authorities said. The woman, believed to be the man's girlfriend, managed to escape with minor injuries.

SWAT members tried to get the man to surrender and after about five hours threw tear gas into the home, which is set on one of the canyon's winding narrow streets. He was arrested shortly after on suspicion of domestic violence, said LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman.

The man was still being booked into jail early Monday and has not been identified.


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