Hollywood Farmers’ Market: Man in Custody After LAPD Confrontation

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A man has been arrested after a confrontation with Los Angeles police led to the closure of the popular Hollywood Farmers’ Market for the day.

The incident began with several reports of gunfire near the market. Police later said they investigated and found no indication that shots had been fired.

Multiple callers told police a gunman opened fire from a building window shortly before 8 a.m. in the 1600 block of Cosmo Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma Avenue, a spokesperson said. from the LAPD to ABC7.

When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a person throwing rocks from a balcony, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The man barricaded himself in an apartment and refused to cooperate with the police. A standoff ensued and SWAT was called to the scene. Several household items were thrown into the street during the clash.

No injuries were reported.

Authorities quickly announced that the popular Hollywood Farmers’ Market would be closed for the day “due to an emergency.”

“We are pleased that our staff and vendors are doing well,” said a statement posted on the market’s Facebook page. “If you need access to fresh food and produce and can travel, please visit our sister market Atwater Village Farmers’ Market.”

The man was arrested around noon. Police said they found no evidence of gunshots.

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