Los Angeles police open fire in apparent standoff at Trader Joe’s
carlballou/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A standoff involving dozens of heavily armed officers at a Trader Joe’s where a suspect was barricaded inside has ended with police opening fire, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Dozens of heavily armed officers descended on the Trader Joe’s at Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lakes Saturday afternoon, the department said in a tweet.
“An active tac-alert has been declared to ensure all resources necessary will be available,” the LAPD tweeted from its account.
The latest tweet from the department said police had been involved in a shooting.
“#LAPD Officer Involved Shooting in Northeast Division,” it tweeted, referring to jargon for officers discharging a weapon.
It didn’t provide any further information.
KABC TV, an ABC News station, is reporting that a 20-year-old woman has been hospitalized. Her condition was not immediately clear, the station reported.
The department has not released any information about the suspect. It was unclear if the suspect was armed.
The LAPD has urged people to steer clear of the area.
President Trump tweeted about the standoff Saturday evening.
“Watching Los Angeles possible hostage situation very closely,” he tweeted. “Active barricaded suspect. L.A.P.D. working Federal Law Enforcement.”
The department said its SWAT team was on scene.
“SWAT resources are on scene at the #traderjoes in #Silverlake as we work to bring a swift resolution to this incident,” it tweeted.
This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned for updates.
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