Suspect Barricades Himself in Car in Burbank

A suspect barricaded himself inside a car for more than two hours in a standoff with police officers in Burbank Tuesday afternoon.

The incident began near the intersection of 3rd Street and Magnolia Boulevard before 3 p.m. and police issued an alert just after 3 p.m. asking residents and motorists to avoid the area.

People were kept away from the area around the mall and police station as the negotiations with the man in the silver car wore on for hours.

Just before 5 p.m., aerial footage showed officers attempting to draw the man out by surrounding him with armored vehicles. They appeared to have deployed a flash-bang grenade or other device to force him from the car.

He emerged moments before 5 p.m. wearing only red undershorts and was shot by a nonlethal beanbag round before being detained.

"It brought back memories of the Boston Marathon," said Cynthia Gamache, who was nearby the incident. "It was really scary, to be affected by that."

Authorities said he is a suspected car thief and the standoff began after an attempted traffic stop.

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