Armed suspect prompts standoff with officers near Long Beach City Hall

Posted at 5:48 PM, Mar 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 21:00:59-05

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - A man with a handgun prompted a standoff with police near Long Beach City Hall Wednesday.

A "hysterical female" called 911 to reported her husband was armed at a federal building, according to ABC affiliate KABC. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies and Long Beach Police responded to the suspect in the 300 block of Ocean Blvd. just before 4 p.m., where the standoff began.

LASD said the suspect had a "possible improvised explosive device" in his vehicle.

SWAT officers and bomb squad officers were at the scene as the man has stood outside a van with his arms raised. He appeared to have a gun in his hand, according to officers.

The standoff ended at about 6 p.m. after a police K-9 brought the man down.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia tweeted that police had escorted employees out of City Hall and that "everyone is safe."