Sheriff's SWAT team sent to Santa Monica suspect barricade incident

A sheriff's SWAT team is on the scene of a suspect barricade situation in Santa Monica

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s special weapons team was dispatched to a Santa Monica neighborhood Saturday afternoon to assist with apprehending a barricaded suspect, authorities said.

The incident began about 12:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Ocean Park Boulevard, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

The sheriff’s SWAT team remained at the scene two hours later and the suspect has yet to surrender, she said. Despite earlier media reports, it was not known if area residences or businesses were evacuated, the spokeswoman said.

No more details on the suspect or the circumstances that led to the barricade were immediately available.

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