7-Hour Standoff With Machete Wielding Suspect Ends In Surrender

CBS Los Angeles

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HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A man armed with a machete surrendered to police early Wednesday morning following a seven-hour standoff.

The standoff started around 10 p.m. Tuesday after authorities received calls about a man threatening several people with a machete at an apartment building in the 1700 block of North Fuller Avenue in Hollywood, Los Angeles police said.

The suspect, 28-year-old Oliviero Bozzi, eventually threw the sword into the complex’s pool before he barricaded himself inside his fifth-floor unit, police said.

The apartment building was evacuated as a precaution.

The standoff ended around 5 a.m. after SWAT officers fired at least six rounds of a tear gas-like agent into the apartment.

“We introduced a chemical agent . . . to try to drive him out. It failed to work, even though we introduced several series of them. So ultimately we had to breach the door, go…

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