Chaos erupted in the streets of L.A. this morning as Los Angeles Police Department officers found themselves in a tense standoff with an armed Uber passenger, barricaded in a vehicle in the serene Mount Washington neighborhood. The situation kicked off at approximately 7:35 a.m. on the 4500 block of Marmion Way, near Museum Drive.
According to a KTLA report, the Uber driver played the crucial role of informant, bravely reaching out to the police to report the dangerous passenger armed with a gun. The driver miraculously made it out of the vehicle to quickly alert the authorities, while the armed individual decided to remain inside, forcing a barricade.
Responding officers, both from the Northeast Area and the TSD, swiftly descended upon the scene at 7:38 a.m., with LAPD News revealing on X that the suspect was indeed considered barricaded. Not long after, the LAPD's SWAT was called in to manage the situation.
LAPD News:— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) November 29, 2023
On Nov 29, 2023, around 7:38 a.m., Northeast Area officers and TSD officers responded to the 4500 block of Marmion Way for a man with a gun in a vehicle. The suspect is considered barricaded. Info is preliminary, check back for updates.
The standoff continued to disrupt the city's pulse. Rail service near the incident was brought to a halt, as mentioned in a Metro social media alert, and bus service was scrambled to accommodate stranded commuters. A police negotiator had managed to make contact with the suspect by 9:45 a.m. in an attempt to peacefully resolve to diffuse the intensifying situation. Marmion Way was subsequently sealed off between Museum Drive and Avenue 45, with officers strategically positioned.
A LINE UPDATE: No train service between Highland Park and Heritage Square Station due to police activity near Southwest Museum. Bus shuttles requested.— LA Metro Rider Alerts (@metrolaalerts) November 29, 2023