Suspected gunman barricaded in LOS ANGELES store

'Hostage' incident at supermarket in California, 21 July 2018 Symbol copyright Reuters Image caption Police sealed off the area around the supermarket

L. A. police have surrounded a supermarket the place a suspect barricaded himself, with US media describing it as a possible hostage state of affairs.

“there’s nonetheless an energetic police incident on the #TraderJoes,” LAPD police tweeted, urging the public to stay clear of the area.

The suspect is claimed to be armed. Folks were seen running from the store. it’s no longer recognized if there are any injuries.

The suspect in advance fired pictures after a police pursued the automobile he was driving.

After crashing his car, he ran inside of the shop.

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REPLACE: Earlier lately, officers went in pursuit of a suspect wanted in connection to a taking pictures. at the termination of the pursuit, an officer concerned capturing passed off, and the suspect has barricaded himself inside of a #TraderJoes in #Silverlake.

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 22, 2018


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LAPD said SWAT teams had been on the scene to try to “convey a fast resolution to this incident”.

US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was staring at the placement “very intently”.

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