Man Holds Sheriff's Deputies at Bay in West Hollywood More Than Four Hours

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A man allegedly fired shots while holed up for more than four hours today in an apartment building in West Hollywood, causing traffic gridlock in a heavily traveled area of the city. A sheriff's Special Weapons Team and a crisis negotiation team were summoned at 1:20 p.m. to the high-rise in the 900 block of Doheny Drive, said Sgt. Vincent Plair of the Sheriff's Information Bureau. 

The standoff may have stemmed from a landlord/tenant dispute, officials said. 

The man, who was not immediately identified, was taken into custody without incident about 5:30 p.m.Reports from the scene indicated the man was nude and had thrown numerous objects from a first or second-floor apartment and fired shots during the standoff, but no injuries were reported. 

Doheny Drive was shut down in the area and Sunset Boulevard was impacted, according to reports from the scene.

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