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11:03 UPDATE: SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY AT NORWALK VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK

Location of Norwalk Village Mobile Home Park.

Location of Norwalk Village Mobile Home Park

UPDATE:  The standoff is over at the Norwalk Village Mobile Home Park, the suspects have surrendered and are in custody.

More details to follow.

UPDATE at 11:03 p.m:

Gunshots have been heard at the location of the standoff at the Norwalk Village Mobile Home Park nearly seven hours after the ordeal began.

Hews Media Group has spoken exclusively to Nedra Leggett, who lives in Space 25, just five spaces away where the armed suspect is located.

Leggett said she began hearing a series of “popping noises” at the location at approximately 10:40 p.m.

Leggett said that an ambulance, a fire truck and a Norwalk Sheriff’s squad car arrived inside the location shortly there after.

“We are being told to stay inside.  I heard someone yell, get back into your house.  Two helicopters are still buzzing around.  I was suppose to be at work in Downey at Lakewood Health Care Center, but now I have been here so it doesn’t look like I will be going anywhere anytime soon.”

Leggett said that isn’t familiar with the people who live in the unit that is directly involved in the standoff.

“I don’t know anything about the people in the unit, but I think one of the people in the unit does roofing, I don’t know them personally,” Leggett said.

Leggett has been a resident of the mobile home park since 1979.

Update at 8 p.m.:  

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has just issued the following statement to Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper regarding the situation at the Norwalk Village Mobile Home Park:

“Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau and Crisis Negotiation Team, are en route to the 12000 block of Rosecrans Avenue, Norwalk, regarding an armed suspect who has barricaded himself inside a residence. At approximately 4:15 pm this afternoon, U.S. Marshals Service, Pomona Police Department, and the Department of Corrections, working as a Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force, attempted to arrest the suspect at the location. The suspect, a 38 year-old male adult, is currently on federal probation for bank robbery.

When the officers approached the residence, the suspect saw them and pointed a rifle at the officers. The suspect then ran back inside the residence. The suspect was seen wearing a bulletproof vest. There is confirmation that another male adult is also inside the residence.  Approximately 30 surrounding residences have been evacuated and relocated to Thomas B. Moffitt Elementary School, 13323 Goller Avenue, Norwalk.”

 

This is Breaking News

By Brian Hews

The Norwalk Village Mobile Home on Rosecrans Avenue in Norwalk has been evacuated late Tuesday afternoon after law enforcement authorities served a warrant to arrest a known felon.

The armed parolee has barricaded himself with a hostage.  The name of the suspect has not been made public as of 6:40 p.m.

The US Marshalls and members of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station have converged on the popular mobile home near Rosecrans and Bloomfield.  The moblie home park has been there for literally several decades and is right next to the 5 Freeway.  Members of the media have began to broadcast details of the situation on local television news stations.

It is not clear what type of weapons the parolee has in his possession.

Traffic in the area is totally gird locked and the 5 Freeway at Rosecrans Avenue has been shut down.

Members of the Norwalk community are urged to stay away from the area.

More details as they develop.

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