Woman Waves Knives, Barricades Herself in Westlake

A woman barricaded herself in a Westlake building Tuesday afternoon and remained in a standoff with SWAT officers into the evening, according to LAPD.

Around 11 a.m., the woman, believed to be in her 50s, became belligerent and began waving knives around, according to LAPD’s media relations section.

A mental health worker called police to the building, in the 700 block of S. Westlake Avenue.

Police asked residents to avoid the area.

The woman remained barricaded after 5 p.m.

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