Los Angeles police responding to a report of an assault are in a standoff with a suspect in a building in the San Fernando Valley.
Police spokesman Richard French says a SWAT team is on the scene Friday morning, but he notes that it's not known if the man is actually armed.
Officers responded to the assault report at 7:30 a.m. and a barricade-type incident developed.
KTTV, with a helicopter overhead, reports that the building is a Disabled American Veterans hall and that a man has walked in and out a door several times, once making the sign of the cross.
Police have set up a perimeter around the scene in the Corbin Avenue area of the valley's Winnetka neighborhood.