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Suspect with Child Hostage Surrenders After Hourslong Standoffs in Sylmar

An assault with a deadly weapon suspect sought by police surrendered Tuesday night after a more than nine-hour barricade in a home in Sylmar with a child, according to a report from the scene.

The man was taken into custody around 11:15 p.m. and the child appeared to be unharmed, NBC4 reported.

Gang and narcotics investigators went to a home in the area of Polk Street and Borden Avenue about 2 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant, but the man was not immediately taken into custody, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.

The matter was deemed a barricaded suspect situation about 8 p.m. and SWAT and crisis negotiation teams were called in, Im said.

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