Woman Taken Into Custody After Barricading in Hollywood Residence

High Angle View Of Handcuffs On Floor

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A possibly suicidal woman reported to be armed with a gun was taken into custody this afternoon after barricading herself for more than seven hours in a residence in Hollywood.

Officers went to the 1700 block of North Orange Drive about 6:35 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The woman, whose name was withheld, was believed alone in the residence, police said. Some evacuations were ordered as a precaution.

A SWAT and crisis negotiation team were summoned and the woman was taken into custody about 1:45 p.m., the LAPD reported.

Details about how the standoff was brought to an end were not immediately available and it was unclear if a weapon was recovered.

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