An hourslong barricade situation ended in an arrest Saturday after a suspect fired a gun in a North Hollywood duplex and forced neighbors from their homes.
Police responded to the 10800 block of Kling Street around 2 a.m. when a suspect assaulted a neighbor, the Los Angeles Police Department said. When officers arrived, the suspect fired a weapon either into the sky or at the ground, police said.
Surrounding neighbors were forced to evacuate their homes for hours as police negotiated with the suspect.
"They just told us there was an active shooter two houses away, you guys need to evacuate," said Sarah Turla. "At that moment, I'm just like, 'Let me just get my stuff and get out for all of our safety. You never know what could happen."
Neighbors were finally able to return home after police arrested the suspect around 7 a.m.
No other details were immediately available.