Jason Kandel

Man Surrenders After Barricading Self in Azusa Apartment

Azusa police Monday evacuated a neighborhood as they surrounded a home where a suspect had been barricaded with two children inside.

The children were released unharmed after noon, then the man surrendered to authorities, officials said.

A SWAT team was sent to the 900 block of North Azusa Avenue shortly after 9 a.m., police said.

Police said there was no threat to the community, but they urged people to remain inside their homes, and away from doors and windows as a precaution.

A woman told police she was a victim of domestic violence.

A 11-year-old and an 11-month-old had been inside the house, police said.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated. An earlier version reflected incorrect initial information about the children's ages.

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