LYNWOOD (CNS) – A sheriff’s SWAT team used tear gas tonight to get an armed suspect who barricaded himself inside a Lynwood home for about six hours to surrender.
Deputies from the sheriff’s Century Station responded about 5 p.m. to an assault with a deadly weapon call at a home in the 10900 block of San Vicente Avenue, just north of Imperial Highway, according to Sgt. Benjamin Grubb of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Upon arrival, they were met by the uninjured female victim who said she fled the location after her boyfriend discharged a firearm at her during an argument, Grubb said.
The deputies made contact with the suspect, who refused to exit the home as ordered. He was believed to be armed inside the residence, Grubb said.
A sheriff’s SWAT team fired tear gas into the home and the man surrendered about 11 p.m., the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau said.
Surrounding homes were evacuated and a nearby school was locked down during the barricade. It was unclear how soon residents would be allowed to return home.