Residents of a Burbank neighborhood were told to shelter in place Thursday night after a domestic-violence suspect attempted to evade arrest.
Officers with the Burbank Police Department were in the 200 block of North Buena Vista Street around 8 p.m. on a domestic-disturbance call when the suspect took off from the area. Witnesses at the scene said the man had allegedly assaulted a woman earlier.
The woman did not suffer any serious injuries.
Sgt. Derek Green, a department spokesman, said officers encountered a man matching the suspect’s description who immediately ran away.
A perimeter was set up with police warning residents to stay inside and lock their doors. The man was eventually found hiding in a medical building’s stairwell in the 2700 block of West Alameda Avenue.
He was identified as 28-year-old Angel Gomez of Reseda. Green said in addition to being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Gomez had several warrants out for his arrest.