Armed Suspect Barricaded in Culver City Hotel; SWAT Team Sent

Armed Suspect Barricaded in Culver City Hotel; SWAT Team Sent

CULVER CITY (CNS) - Authorities today arrested a man who barricaded himself in a room at a Ramada Inn after allegedly firing gunshots at Culver City police officers, who escaped injury.

Officers went to the hotel at 3930 Sepulveda Blvd. about 5:40 a.m. “to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject,” according to a Culver City police statement.

“Once on scene, officers attempted to make contact with the subject. At that time, the subject fired multiple gunshots through the door at the officers. No officers or civilians were struck by gunfire and the officers did not return fire.”

The hotel and some surrounding areas were evacuated, and a sheriff's SWAT team was sent to the scene.

Early this afternoon, the man was taken into custody without further incident. His name was not immediately released.

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