San Gabriel 10 Freeway Shut Down As Authorities Search for Suspect

Both sides of the 10 Freeway in San Gabriel have been shut down after a man has barricaded himself in home near the passageway. The suspect is also believed to have intentionally set a fire inside of the home. The barricade is happening in the area of Saxon Avenue and Brighton Street near the Del Mar exit on the freeway.

Officers responded about 12:30 p.m. to an address in the area of Saxon Avenue and Brighton Street after a woman called 911 to report a man with gun in her duplex, a San Gabriel Police Department spokesman said at the scene.

Authorities report that the suspect is barricaded inside of the home and is shooting out of the window at officers.Nearby residences have been evacuated as the SWAT team attempt to capture the suspect.

Sheriff's crisis negotiators made telephone contact with the suspect, but he refused to surrender, police said.

Smoke, apparently from a fire set by the suspect, began pouring from the home and later flames erupted from the walls and through the roof of the structure.

About 5 p.m., the shirtless suspect, who appeared to be holding a handgun, exited a rear door and ran toward an adjacent structure.

The home where the trouble began is believed to be that of a relative of the homeless suspect, who came to the residence two days ago, police said.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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