Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Man Surrenders After Hourslong Standoff in Carson

A man armed with a knife surrendered to authorities Sunday morning after an hourslong standoff led to evacuations in Carson, officials said.

The incident began about 10:15 p.m. Friday near Paradise Valley and Laveen Drive when two men got into an altercation and one of them pulled out a knife, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies arrived at the scene and the suspected assailant ran into an apartment and refused to come out.

A small fire erupted after a SWAT team threw tear gas into the apartment and a room caught fire. Firefighters quickly doused the blaze.

After more than nine hours, the man surrendered "peacefully" and was taken into custody, deputies said. 

Residents surrounding the apartments were evacuated out of precaution and were allowed to return around 8 a.m.

It is unknown what led to the argument.

No injuries were reported.

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