Children, Woman Held in Baldwin Hills Hostage Situation

Police said they received reports of a domestic disturbance at the home in the 4000 block of Don Ricardo Drive.

By Samantha Tata and Ryan Bourgard
|  Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012  |  Updated 10:19 PM PDT
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A man was holding his ex-girlfriend and their two young children hostage inside a Baldwin Hills home Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The situation started about 6:50 p.m. in the 4000 block of Don Ricardo Drive. Police said they were initially called to the scene on reports of a domestic disturbance.

Police believe the man may be armed, possibly brandishing a knife. The children are believed to be ages 3 and 6, police said.

SWAT officers have been called to the scene, which was still active as of 10 p.m.

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