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8-Hour Standoff Ends In Lakewood, Suspect Under Arrest.


The L.A County Sheriff's Department engaged in an hourlong standoff with a burglary suspect who barricaded himself in a house with an assault rifle in Lakewood.


What Happened:

According to the LASD spokesperson Trina Schrader, the incident occurred Sunday at 9:30 a.m., when a tenant came home to find an intruder inside their home with a gun and called authorities, leading the suspect to barricade himself inside, causing an eight-hour standoff with sheriff's deputies.

  • The incident occurred in the 5400 block of Spahn Avenue in Lakewood.

  • LASD used a crisis negotiation team to contact the suspect to end the standoff, per PTLB.

  • Police evacuated neighboring homes and used tear gas to extract the suspect from the residence.

  • Robert Arista, a 38-year-old transient, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and burglary. Arista is being held on a $200,000 bail.