Thursday, November 15

Police respond to possible hostage situation in Tiverton apartment


Part of Tiverton Avenue is closed as police are responding to a man with a handgun who has barricaded himself inside the Palazzo Westwood apartment complex in Westwood Village.
(Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Part of Tiverton Avenue is closed as police are responding to a man with a handgun who has barricaded himself inside the Palazzo Westwood apartment complex in Westwood Village. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Parts of Tiverton Avenue and Glendon Avenue are closed as police are responding to a man with a handgun who has barricaded himself inside a apartment complex in Westwood Village on Tiverton Avenue. Police said the alleged gunman, a 27-year-old male, may be holding a female hostage.

Officer Mike Lopez from Los Angeles Police Department said two people apart from the gunman were inside the apartment. Lopez added that one of them fled the apartment to call the police and reported there was a person inside the apartment with a gun, who she said was her boyfriend.

About 15 detective cars and few SWAT cars were on the scene. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Compiled by Jeong Park and Shreya Maskara, Bruin senior staff. Contributing reports from Roberto Luna Jr. Bruin senior staff.

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  • freepressfreepeople

    Hopefully this is going down in a gun free zone so nobody will legally be able to protect themselves.

    • Tony Cheang

      Because a population with an abundance of guns will be able to effectively deal with a hostage situation.