Barricaded Man Who Held Woman Hostage Taken Into Custody in Culver City

CULVER CITY (CNS) – A man who allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house and held her hostage was taken into custody by Culver City police today.

Culver City Police Department officers responded just after 7:30 a.m. to the 4000 block of Lincoln Avenue to conduct a welfare check and were contacted by a woman who said her ex-boyfriend forced his way into her house the previous night and held her hostage, according to the department.

The woman said the suspect also forced her to drive him to a bank and had her withdraw money before returning to the residence. The woman managed to escape from the house Monday morning and contacted police.

The man barricaded himself inside the home and threatened to shoot officers if they entered, according to the CCPD.

Residents were urged to stay away from the 4000 block of Lincoln Avenue beginning about 9 a.m. as a CCPD Crisis Negotiations and Emergency Response Team was called to the scene.

Negotiators convinced the man to surrender to police after about three hours. He was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of felony charges including kidnapping, robbery and assault.

The man’s name was not released.

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