After a standoff with Long Beach police, a man who barricaded himself in a West Long Beach apartment was arrested without injury, according to LBPD.
Officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Santa Fe Avenue around 2:15 p.m. Saturday following reports of a person with a gun, according to the department. Upon arrival, police learned that two men had an argument when one threatened the other with what appeared to be a gun.
The suspect then barricaded himself in a nearby apartment, leading police to deploy SWAT and shut down Santa Fe between 34th Street and Wardlow Road, LBPD said.
Officers ultimately used tear gas to apprehend the suspect, who was identified as Michael Brown, a 53-year-old resident of Long Beach.
Brown was taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared prior to booking, according to LBPD. He was booked for assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and residing arrest.
Bail was set at $150,000 and the investigation is ongoing.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from LBPD.
⚠️#LBAlert – Santa Fe Avenue between 34th Street and Wardlow Road is currently closed due to an ongoing investigation with SWAT resources. Please plan your travel accordingly. pic.twitter.com/DBplNkhsIU
— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) December 2, 2023