A fight outside a Long Beach homeless shelter leads to a standoff with the LBPD.
Early Thursday morning, a fight outside a homeless shelter led to an hours-long standoff with the Long Beach Police Department.
At roughly 2:22 a.m., LBPD officers arrived at the 600 block of Ceder Ave in response to a fight outside of a home next to the Second Samoan Congressional Church.
The suspect barricaded himself inside the shelter next to the church when officers arrived.
The victim suffered "non-life-threatening injuries to the upper body," says LBPD spokesperson Richard Mejia, and was transported to a nearby hospital by LBFD.
What they're saying:
Investigators assert the incident started when the victim was in a "verbal altercation" with the suspect that escalated to the point he was struck with a "blunt object."
A standoff transpired lasting several hours and ended after "a use of force occurred, and the suspect was taken into custody."
Once the suspect was medically cleared, he was transported to Long Beach City Jail, awaiting booking.