Barricade Situation Ends in South LA

A police dog was able to take a man suspected of stealing a vehicle and barricading himself inside a South Los Angeles home into custody Saturday morning.

The standoff followed a brief vehicle pursuit that began around 3:30 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Joe Fleming.

The man quickly abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. He allegedly forced his way into a home in the 200 block of 1122th Street that police do not believe is his, Fleming said.

Most of the residents fled the home, but a 12-year-old girl was left inside. Authorities were able to enter the home and rescue the girl, but the unknown male is still outstanding, police said.

Police were unsure if the male was armed but treating the situation like he was, officials said. A SWAT team and police canine entered the residence and were able to apprehend the suspect without incident, police said.

A bomb squad unit also responded to the incident.

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