Woman with a knife detained after brief standoff with police in North Long Beach

Long Beach police officers were able to safely detain a woman with a knife in North Long Beach after a brief standoff Thursday morning in a parking lot near Jordan High School, according to authorities.

A police spokesperson said officers responded to the 600 block of Artesia Boulevard around 7:10 a.m. Thursday where they found a woman with a knife near the Chase Bank located at the Uptown Commons retail development.

Police were able to deescalate the situation and safely detain the woman, the spokesperson said. The department’s mental health evaluation team assisted with the investigation.

No injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to show Artesia is a boulevard, not an avenue.

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Jason Ruiz covers City Hall and politics for the Long Beach Post.