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Mid Valley News, Standoff

Lucia Flores

The morning after the 4th of July holiday was quite eventful for the staff here at Mid Valley News.  After an order from the El Monte Police Department to evacuate the building, employees from all offices soon found out that a suspect considered armed and dangerous was hiding in the Masterson Building, on the corner of Valley Boulevard and Meeker Avenue.
Employees waited in the parking lot of Goody’s Restaurant, as Meeker Avenue was cordoned off and more officers arrived with bulletproof vests and rifles, prepared to prevent anything that could go wrong.
A few hours passed before officers from the Pasadena Police Department arrived with a K-9 Unit to assist in apprehending the suspect.  After they arrived, officers entered the building from the second floor rear entrance with guns drawn.
After a few minutes, the suspect was escorted downstairs in handcuffs to a waiting police vehicle.

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