Former LAPD Employee in Custody After Barricade, SWAT Standoff

A man who identified himself as an LAPD detective told police his girlfriend was inside and had access to weapons, officials say

A woman who used to work for the Los Angeles Police Department was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with SWAT officers following a domestic dispute at her Van Nuys home, police said.

A man who identified himself as an LAPD detective called police about 12:15 a.m. to report that he was a victim of a domestic dispute, police said.

He said during the call that his girlfriend inside the home was a former LAPD 911 operator who had access to a revolver and an AK-47, police said. When officers arrived, she refused to come out of the home in the 14900 block of Lemay Street.

Neighboring homes were evacuated during the barricade and standoff. A SWAT team arrived about 4 a.m. and released tear gas into the home by about 7 a.m.

SWAT officers went into the home and took the woman into custody before 9 a.m., police said. She was being taken to a hospital for evaluation, but no injuries were reported.

It was the second domestic call made from the same location in recent days, with the first made earlier Tuesday morning, officials said.

The AK-47 is an assault military-style rifle.

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