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Suspect who barricaded himself in Santa Monica apartment surrenders

Suspect who barricaded himself in Santa Monica apartment surrenders
Santa Monica police and fire crews gather on the street after the standoff. (Katie Falkenberg, Los Angeles Times)

A man who had barricaded himself in a Santa Monica apartment surrendered after a sheriff's special weapons team fired tear gas into the unit.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said the man surrendered about 4:45 p.m. and was taken into custody. No one was injured, she said. 

Nishida said the suspect, whose name has not been released, was the subject of a Major Crimes investigation, but she did not have further details about why the man barricaded himself.

The standoff began about 12:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Ocean Park Boulevard.

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Neighbors who were evacuated during the incident have been allowed to return to their homes, Nishida said.

Follow Abby Sewell on Twitter at @sewella.

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