A 47-year-old arson suspect arrested with the help of the Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team is in custody after barricading himself inside a Los Feliz residence for more than nine hours, police said Friday.
The standoff near Franklin and Western avenues began just before 11:40 a.m. Thursday and ended with the man's arrest without incident around 8:45 p.m., said Officer Gregory Baek of the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations section.
Arson investigators from the Los Angeles and Long Beach fire departments were at the location to serve a warrant when Barrett locked himself up inside the residence, The Times reported.
A SWAT team was called in for assistance some two hours into the standoff, Baek said. Details of the subsequent arrest were not immediately released.