Woodland Hills Barricade Ends With Arrest

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    Gordon Tokumatsu
    Authorities responded to a man who barricaded himself in Woodland Hills Friday, April 25, 2014.

    Police took a man into custody Friday afternoon after he barricaded himself inside a veterans facility in Woodland Hills for hours.

    SWAT officers were deployed to the Disabled American Veterans Hall after a man allegedly armed with a shotgun told police that he intended to harm himself. 

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    Los Angeles Police Sgt. Barry Montgomery said the man barricaded himself following a "relationship issue" before 8 a.m. Aerial footage showed the man breaking out windows of the building he was in and gesturing to police.

    At some point it is believed that a shot was fired, though it was unclear where it originated from. Police do not believe he has any hostages.

    Authorities who were "hoping for the best" took the man into custody just before 3 p.m., but it was not clear whether he surrendered, LAPD officials said.

    The incident was affecting traffic in the 6500 block of Corbin Avenue, officials said. Motorists were advised to use an alternate route and expect traffic delays and temporary road closure.

     Police believe the man is "loosely" affiliated with the veteran's group.

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