UPDATED: Man arrested after 7-hour standoff at Walnut business


A man engaged in a standoff with sheriff’s deputies for seven hours Wednesday at a business before a SWAT team ultimately forced its way in ant took him into custody, authorities said.
Alec Sayedi, 46, was booked on suspicion of domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Teresa Evers said.
The incident began as deputies were investigating a report of domestic violence from the previous night, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Bruce Lang said. The woman reported the alleged attack shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday.
“The suspect was involved in a domestic violence incident where he was armed with a weapon,” Deputy Mark Pope of the Sheriff’s Headquarter’s Bureau said in a written 1219_NWS_SGT-L-WALNUT2statement. Further details of the overnight incident were not released.
Deputies went to speak with the boyfriend at business, which had no signage posted, in an industrial area on Carrey Road, just west of Pierre Road, Sgt. Angela Becerra said. But the man, later identified as Sayedi, holed-up inside the business and refused deputies’ orders to come out. The business was believed to be his.
Deputies circled the business and summoned a SWAT team. The standoff continued for seven hours before the SWAT team ultimately forced their way into the business.
When they did, the suspect was alone and unarmed, and deputies took him into custody without a struggle, Evers said.
Initial reports from the scene indicated the suspect was asleep when deputies encountered him.
He was taken for examination at a hospital before being booked into jail at the sheriff’s Walnut-Diamond Bar Station. His name was not immediately available.
Neighboring businesses and some homes were evacuated or blocked off by authorities as the standoff unfolded.

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