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Sheriff's SWAT standoff ends at Paramount home after gun theft

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An L.A. County sheriff's SWAT team and South Gate police surrounded a home Wednesday in Paramount, where three suspects — believed to have stolen a gun from another house — were holed up, officials said.

The incident ended Wednesday but it was unclear how many suspects were arrested. [Updated, 3:17 p.m. Dec. 18: Sheriff's officials said three suspects were arrested.]

The suspects had fled to the home in the 13600 block of Racine Avenue after breaking into a house in nearby South Gate shortly before 9 a.m., said South Gate Police Capt. Darren Arakawa.

During the burglary, the suspects were interrupted by a homeowner and fled the house, he said.

Arakawa said the victim reported that a gun had been stolen during the break-in.

South Gate police and then a sheriff's special-weapons team followed the three suspects to the Racine Avenue address, Arakawa said. The standoff ended a short time later.

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