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Suspect who allegedly fired shots near Hollywood Farmers Market taken into custody

A man who allegedly fired shots near the Hollywood Farmers Market early Sunday has been taken into custody after a standoff with police at a nearby apartment building, Los Angeles police said.

Officers at the scene heard gunshots as the man barricaded himself in an apartment building and threw objects from a balcony, according to an LAPD spokeswoman. Officers fired tear gas into the residence before entering and arrested the suspect, she said.

The Hollywood Farmers Market said its vendors and staff were safe. Police said the standoff took place in the 1600 block of Cosmo Street.

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“We’re glad our staff and vendors are OK,” the market said on Facebook. “If you need access to fresh food and produce and can travel, please visit our sibling market Atwater Village Farmers’ Market.”

The suspect, who hasn’t yet been identified, remains under investigation for possession of a firearm and other gun-related charges, police said.


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