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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Sunday June 11th, 2017 :: 08:37 p.m. PDT

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*Update*LASD Armed Barricaded Suspect, 9600 blk El Poche Street, South El Monte

After a constant effort of attempts to establish communication with the armed barricaded suspect by LASD Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) Special Weapons Team, making all attempts to bring about a peaceful resolution, made entry into the residence and subsequently located the suspect.

Fifty-one year old Martin E. Hernandez was arrested for Felony Spousal Assault and Terrorist Threats.  He has since been transported to Temple Sheriff’s Station for booking.

The incident began at approximately 1:19 p.m. when Temple Station deputies responded to a residence located in the 9600 block of El Poche Street in South El Monte.  The deputies contacted the suspect’s girlfriend at the location who informed them that during an argument, the suspect threatened her with a knife and made statements of setting the house on fire.  Out of an abundance of caution, the deputies shut off the gas supply to the residence.  They evacuated surrounding homes, initiated a containment of the residence and summoned CNT and SEB.

The evacuated residents have since returned to their homes.

No injuries were reported.

The weapon, a knife, was recovered.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Temple Station at (626) 285-7171. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
Authored by:
Juanita Navarro-Suarez
@LASDJuanita
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
 

Original press release is as follows:
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DATE:  Sunday, June 11, 2017
 
TIME:  2:45 p.m
 
LOCATION:  9600 block El Poche Street, South El Monte
 
SUSPECT:  Male Adult
 
UNIT:  LASD Special Enforcement Bureau, Lt. Burakowski
 
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) Special Weapons Team has responded to the 9600 block of El Poche Street, South El Monte, to assist Temple Station deputies regarding a barricaded suspect who is armed with a knife.

SEB deputies have assumed command of the tactical response and Crisis Negotiation Team personnel are responding to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution.

Surrounding homes have been evacuated for the safety of the residents.

A representative from Sheriff’s Information Bureau will be on scene for media inquiries.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Temple Station at (626) 285-7171. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
Authored by:
Juanita Navarro-Suarez
@LASDJuanita
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
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