Armed and Barricaded Suspect Refuses to Surrender NR13156df

May 8, 2013

Los Angeles:  LAPD Hollywood Area officers responded to a radio call of a man causing a disturbance and threatening residents with a machete.

On May 7, 2013, around 10 p.m., officers were called to a residence in the 1700 block of North Fuller Avenue where they discovered a man holding a machete threatening to kill several people in an apartment building.  When officers arrived the suspect barricaded himself inside his fifth-floor apartment.

After several unheeded requests by the officers asking the suspect, 28-year-old Oliviero Bozzi, to surrender peacefully, the LAPD SWAT Team was summoned, and several apartments near Bozzi’s unit were evacuated.

SWAT officers served a search warrant at that location and Bozzi was finally taken into custody.  A search of his apartment resulted in the discovery of several weapons, and he was booked for criminal threats.

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