Man who police say was armed with chainsaw is arrested after standoff

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Officers responded to the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and San Fernando Mission Road around 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

A man in his 40s who police said armed himself with a chainsaw in the back of a pickup truck was arrested following a more than 2 1/2-hour standoff in Mission Hills on Tuesday, March 12.

Officers responded to a strip mall by the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and San Fernando Mission Road around 3:20 p.m. regarding a man armed with a chainsaw, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.It was unclear what motivated the man to arm himself with the chainsaw or to confine himself in the back of the pickup. He moved around occasionally during the standoff and at one point stood up with a pink laundry basket over his head.

 

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