(AP) A Los Angeles police SWAT team has shot and killed an armed man after a 10-hour hostage drama in a Baldwin Hills home.
The 28-year-old suspect's ex-girlfriend and their two children, ages 3 and 6, were rescued unharmed when the special weapons team burst into the home just after 4 a.m. Wednesday.
Investigators say the suspect arrived at the home Tuesday evening and threatened the woman and their children.
The woman called police and Officer Cleon Joseph says the man was barricaded in the home when officers arrived.
A special weapons team surrounded the home and officers tried to negotiate a surrender and release of the hostages for hours.
SWAT officers entered the home and shot the armed suspect. His name is being withheld.
The woman and children are OK.