SHERMAN OAKS: Hotel Barricade

Around 0030, LAPD and LAFD responded to reports of a 211 Assault at the 777 Motor Inn. Arriving units found two victims, who were evaluated by LAFD paramedics, but declined transport. LAPD officers attempted to get the suspect “Frank” out of room 211, who is reported to be armed. Per LAPD radio traffic, the victims were in the room when the suspect pulled out a gun on them and robbed them. The victims were able to escape the room. LAPD had 4 suspects come out of room 211 at gunpoint, who have all been detained. It is unknown what their connection is with the suspect. The main suspect, is barricaded inside the hotel room, is believed to be armed with a handgun. LAPD is evacuating the other rooms of the hotel at this time. LAPD Van Nuys is handling the incident.