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Local Blogs Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Suspected Burglar in Custody After Standoff With LAPD at Toluca Lake Home

A suspected burglar was taken into custody after a standoff with Los Angeles police officers at a Toluca Lake home midday Monday.

A man lying next to a pool at a Toluca Lake home was taken into custody on July 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

A man lying next to a pool at a Toluca Lake home was taken into custody on July 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers were called to the 10100 block of Toluca Lake Avenue in the morning, a media relations representative with the Los Angeles Police Department said. The home is in a quiet residential area filled with million-dollar homes.

SWAT officers could be seen surrounding the home in the noon hour, and a man was lying face down next to a backyard pool, aerial video from Sky5 showed. Armed officers approached and took the man into custody poolside about 12:30 p.m., Sky5’s video showed.

The  response started after the home’s alarm went off, bringing ACS security to the residence about 8:45 a.m., LAPD Capt. Aaron Ponce said on scene.

Security officers saw a man inside the home, and officers were called to the scene about 10 a.m. A police helicopter spotted the burglar leave the house and then go back inside, Sgt. Ammon Williams said.

A man was taken into custody at a Toluca Lake home on July 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Police had reason to believe the man was armed because there were weapons inside the home, so officers treated the situation accordingly, the sergeant said. Ponce said it’s not clear if he ever had the weapon on him.

Police were in the process of sending in a robot to make contact with the man when he surrendered, Williams said.

After being taken into custody, the man was taken to a SWAT truck and then a patrol car, his hands cuffed behind his back.

Officers were searching the home to see if anyone else was inside. The burglary suspect’s identity was not immediately being released.

KTLA’s Irving Last contributed to this article.

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