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Robbery Suspect Taken Into Custody After Koreatown Standoff

KOREATOWN (CBSLA) – A robbery suspect was arrested Wednesday following an hours-long standoff in Koreatown.

Standoff Underway With Robbery Suspect In Koreatown
Los Angeles police at a standoff with a robbery suspect who is barricaded in a Koreatown residence. Jan. 9, 2018. (CBS2)

The incident began just after 4:30 a.m. when Los Angeles police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Berendo Street in order to arrest a wanted robbery suspect.

The suspect refused to come out, police said, prompting a SWAT standoff. Authorities are unsure if he is armed. He has no hostages, police said.

He was taken into custody shortly before 3 p.m. There was no word on whether any surrounding homes or businesses had been evacuated.

Police say the man was wanted in connection with a recent convenience store robbery.

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