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Gunman Surrenders after Standoff with Los Angeles Police

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(NBC) -- A man armed with what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle surrendered after an hours-long standoff in North Hollywood that followed a high-speed pursuit on Southern California freeways.

The man directed his rifle at officers during a high-speed pursuit from east of downtown Los Angeles to the San Fernando Valley, pulled over, ran through a neighborhood and climbed onto the roof of a house. He barricaded himself inside the house until 3 p.m.

The gunman, wanted in connection with a criminal threats report, came outside of the North Hollywood house with two dogs and laid down on the ground before SWAT officers took him into custody in the backyard, according to Los Angeles police. He was believed to be the only person in the house.
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