Written by AARON CASTREJON
UPDATE, 9:58 a.m.: Officers responded to a business in the 400 block of West Washington Boulevard at 3:48 a.m. to investigate a burglary alarm call. On arriving on scene, officers saw a man inside of the business. He attempted to flee the business through the rear door but retreated back inside to escape officers positions behind the location, according to the Montebello Police Department.
“As Officers entered the building a shotgun was recovered and Officers heard the subject in the crawl space between the ceiling and roof of the store,” according to the Montebello Police Department in a written statement. “It is unknown if the subject is armed with another weapon and the subject has refused to cooperate with police orders to exit.”
MONTEBELLO - All east and west lanes of West Washington Boulevard between Bluff Road and Carob Way are closed while authorities try to get a barricaded man to surrender.
Crisis negotiators and the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau are working on communicating with the man, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The Montebello Police Department is asking everyone to avoid the area.