Woman prompts SWAT standoff at Catalina Island, authorities say

Authorities are warning people to stay away from Wrigley Terrace Road in the Catalina Island town of Avalon after a woman prompted a standoff with SWAT officers on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 300 block of Wrigley Terrace Road in Avalon sometime around 12:30 p.m.

Although the reason for the call was not immediately clear, additional units were called to assist responding officers with a woman whom police say has barricaded herself.

Personnel from the LASD’s Crisis Negotiation Team are also responding to the scene to “attempt to make contact with the suspect to bring this to a peaceful resolution.”

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated. 

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.
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