Police have blocked off streets in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park this afternoon after a suspect barricaded himself in a home near Wolcott Way and Peru Street. Sgt. Legaspi with the Northeast Division said officer responded to a call for service at the location but had not other details about the incident. Numerous police cars and fire trucks have converged in the area at about 1 p.m. as a police helicopter hovers overhead, according to residents.
* Update @ 1:49 p.m. One man was taken into custody, and no one was injured during the incident, according to Legaspi. A Wolcott Way resident said neighbors reported that an intruder had entered their home. Police appeared to be ready to fire a tear gas shell into the house when they were notified that the suspect had been found down the hill from the home, according to the resident.