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Los Angeles County casino evacuated after deputies try to detain man armed with knife


The Commerce Casino was evacuated Tuesday morning after a man armed with a knife allegedly got into a confrontation with a security guard and later barricaded himself inside, officials said.

The situation unfolded just after 4 a.m. when the man got into some kind of argument with the security guard in a gaming area inside the casino, located at at 6131 Telegraph Rd., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded and tried to detain the suspect. They used beanbag round to try and get him into custody, but he did not comply and he barricaded himself inside, authorities said.

No injuries have been reported. The casino was evacuated around 5 a.m.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed several sheriff’s and Los Angeles County Fire Department vehicles at the scene.

Check back for updates on this developing story.


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