Man With Knife Arrested by SWAT Team After Barricade in Venice

Nicole Charky

VENICE, CA — A SWAT team Tuesday arrested a man armed with a knife who was barricaded in Venice, authorities said.

Offices went to the area of Lincoln Boulevard and Flower Avenue at about 9:20 a.m. to investigate a possible assault, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The officers tried to arrest the man, but he refused to comply and fled to a location where a standoff ensued, police said.

A little later, a SWAT team was sent to handle the standoff, which ended early Tuesday afternoon when the man was taken into custody without further incident, police said. The man's name was not immediately released.

The suspect hasn't been booked yet. He was taken into custody without incident, Los Angeles Police Officer Drake Madison told Patch.

A SWAT team is looking for a woman who police say cut someone and is now barricaded inside a Mar Vista location.

This is a developing news story. Check back with Patch for more information.

- City News Service and Patch Staffer Nicole Charky contributed to this report.

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This article originally appeared on the Venice-Mar Vista Patch