Man engaged with stand-off with El Monte police after shots fired

EL MONTE — A SWAT team has arrived at a home in El Monte after officers responding to reports of a man acting suspiciously were greeted with gunfire, authorities said.
No injuries were reported in the shooting, which took place shortly after 8 a.m. in the 4500 block of La Madera Avenue, El Monte police Lt. Dan Burlingham said.
Family members of the suspect, initially described only as a man, called police to report he was acting suspiciously, the lieutenant said.
Shortly after arriving, two gunshots were fired from inside the home, Burlingham said.
Officials called for a SWAT team, which arrived at the scene about 8:30 a.m.
The suspect was believed to be the only person inside the home, Burlingham said. After the shots were fired, police received several 9-1-1 calls from the home in which the caller immediately hung up.

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