Armed assault suspect in custody after SWAT standoff on Catalina Island

Officers unload gear on a dock next to a boat with the words Los Angeles County Sheriff
L.A. County SWAT officers arrive at Santa Catalina Island on Tuesday in response to an armed, barricaded assault suspect who fired shots from a location in Avalon.
(Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

One person was taken into custody Tuesday night after a multihour standoff with law enforcement authorities on Santa Catalina Island, L.A. County sheriff’s officials said.

The incident began around 12:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Wrigley Terrace Road in the town of Avalon, on the island’s southeastern side, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

A person suspected of assault with a deadly weapon had fired shots out of the location and was barricaded inside, according to the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau, which sent a SWAT team to the island.


A crisis negotiation team was also dispatched to the scene.

The suspect was in custody as of 7:45 p.m., authorities said.