Police are negotiating with a man who barricaded himself inside a Hollywood Hills West home after allegedly pointing a shotgun at a person Friday morning, authorities said.
Around 11:35 a.m., a 911 caller reported that a man had pointed a shotgun at them, said Officer Drake Madison, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. Officers responded to a vacant home in the 1700 block of Sunset Plaza Drive where the man, identified only as a 41-year-old, had barricaded himself with a dog.
It’s believed the man was squatting at the home, Madison said.
SWAT officers were called and have been negotiating with the man to get him to surrender, he said.
This is a developing story and will be updated.