Woman Surrenders After SWAT Standoff in Winnetka

Nearby residents in 20 neighboring homes were evacuated and moved to Fullbright Elementary school as a precaution

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    Nearby residents in 20 homes were evacuated while a woman believed to be a former member of law enforcement barricaded herself inside her own. She surrendered after a nearly-7-hour standoff. Reggie Kumar reports for Today in LA on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014)

    A woman who is believed to be a former member of law enforcement surrendered to authorities after a overnight SWAT standoff in Winnetka early Tuesday morning.

    Police arrived to the 7000 block of Fullbright Avenue just before 10:30 p.m. Monday after they received a call about a woman in distress. The woman had barricaded herself inside her own home. The standoff lasted for almost 7 hours.

    The woman was drunk and possibly suicidal, has a variety of weapons registered to her name, according to LAPD. The woman is believed to be a former member of law enforcement, but not within LA County.

    Nearby residents in 20 neighboring homes were evacuated and moved to Fullbright Elementary school as a precaution, but began returning home after 5:30 a.m. once the woman had surrendered.

    No one was inside the home with the female suspect at the time of the incident. Police had been communicating with a family member of the woman during the standoff.

    According unconfirmed reports, the woman may have recently lost her job and lost custody of her children. Police have not been able to confirm that information yet.

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