- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say deputies endured great personal risk to avoid killing an armed 74-year-old woman during a 22-hour standoff near Woodland Hills last week that ended happily.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1LHkrbr ) that at a Tuesday news conference Sheriff’s officials said Thursday’s initial distress call of an elderly woman having trouble breathing ended with her brandishing a gun and burrowing underneath a home.

Five deputies went under the home to retrieve her. Only three were armed and none wore protective gear because of the small space.

The woman, who’d shot off multiple rounds at authorities earlier, had one round left.

Deputies were able to take her into custody without further incident. She’s not been charged and is still being treated for a hand injury at a hospital.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, https://www.dailynews.com


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