ARMED SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER HOURSLONG BARRICADE SITUATION IN COVINA

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An armed suspect was taken into custody following an hourslong barricade situation in Covina on Sunday.

The incident began when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies from the San Dimas station responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon and shots fired in the 16000 block of Cypress Avenue shortly before 10 a.m.

No injuries were reported and no one was transported to an area hospital, according to fire officials.

sheriff’s officials said a perimeter was set up in the area as deputies were in search of more than one suspect.

At some point, a sheriff’s Special Weapons Team was called out to the scene and surrounding homes were evacuated, said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Shortly before 1 p.m., officials at the scene were able to take one suspect into custody. It was unclear whether the second suspect was still outstanding.

No further information was released.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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