Armed Man Arrested Around N. Avenue 54 and 55
LAPD officers recover a handgun from the suspect following hour-long police activity just after midnight.
Posted by Ajay Singh (Editor), July 5, 2013 at 04:11 am
Los Angeles Police Department officers chased and arrested an armed man in Highland Park early Friday morning.
Some 20 officers in about 10 cars set up a containment area around North Avenue 54, North Avenue 55 and Eaton Street after a man armed with a handgun was spotted there, Sgt. Mark Hamer of the LAPD Northeast Division told Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch.
The suspect "ran from police officershe got away from thembut was located and a handgun recovered," Hamer said, adding that the patrol officers had air support from a helicopter.
The police activity lasted about an hour, roughly from midnight to 1 a.m., Hamer said. The suspect was taken into custody and brought to the Northeast police station. An investigation is underway.