Police responded around 3 p.m. local time to a call of a woman “armed with a handgun” at MacArthur Park, authorities said.

By Meredith Deliso

“Officers made contact with the female armed with a handgun & an officer involved shooting occurred,” LAPD tweeted.

© KABC A woman allegedly armed with a gun was taken into custody Friday evening after a nearly three-hour long standoff with Los Angeles police, which included her swimming in MacArthur Park’s lake in Los Angeles, April 2, 2021.

Los Angeles ABC station KABC obtained footage of the shooting, during which multiple gunshots can be heard as several officers crouched behind trees.

No one was hit by gunfire, according to the station.

The woman, who was wearing a bathing suit, then swam in the park’s lake while carrying her purse and backpack. She could also be seen walking around a small island in the lake. After about two hours, she was taken into custody around 6 p.m., KABC reported.

Members of the LAPD’s Underwater Dive Unit and the Crisis Negotiation Team also responded to the scene.

A firearm was recovered, police said.




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