Man Arrested After Standoff Near Hollywood Farmers’ Market

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A man who allegedly fired shots near the Hollywood Farmers’ Market Sunday, causing the popular establishment to shut down, has been taken into custody.

Witnesses called police around 7:30 a.m. Sunday to report a man with a gun firing multiple shots in the 1600 block of Cosmo Street, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section reported.

Officers arrived to see the suspect yelling and throwing out items from the balcony of his apartment, police said. There were no injuries, no weapon was seen and officers were attempting to make contact with the suspect at that time.

At about 9:20 a.m., the LAPD reported that there was an active standoff and a SWAT team was called to the scene for the suspect, who had barricaded himself inside the apartment.

Officers fired tear gas into the man’s apartment before making entry and arresting him, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Police confirmed at around 11:45 a.m. that the suspect was taken into custody. It was not immediately clear if the man was armed.

The situation forced the nearby Hollywood Farmers’ Market to shut down operations for the day and post on its Facebook page, “Due to an emergency near the market, we are closed today July 31. We’re glad our staff and vendors are ok.”

“If you need to access to fresh food and produce, and can travel, please visit our sibling market, Atwater Village Farmers’ Market,” the post added.

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