The girlfriend of a Los Angeles police detective was taken into custody Wednesday after a roughly nine-hour standoff with police at a Van Nuys home, authorities said.
SWAT and crisis negotiators talked to the woman, but through the early morning hours she had refused to come out of the couple’s home in the 14900 block of Lemay Street, police said.
Police said they believed she had access to an assault weapon, possibly an AK-47.
“Our SWAT team is going to do whatever they can to do this very peacefully and methodically,” LAPD Capt. Andy Neiman told reporters as the standoff continued.
The drama unfolded about 12:15 a.m. when police arrived at the home in response to a domestic violence call.
Instead, the woman, identified as a former Los Angeles city employee, barricaded herself inside the home.
LAPD Sgt. Brian Eldridge said the woman was experiencing “mental issues” and had been calling police all night.
“She is not rational,” he said. “She is not stable.”
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