Alleged gunman surrenders to SWAT

DOWNEY - Following a 5-hour standoff, a Downey man was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of threatening his neighbor with a handgun.Officers were called to a condominium complex near Quill Drive and Old River School Road just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Press-Telegram reported. A resident claimed a screaming man had threatened him with a gun, according to the paper. The complex was evacuated and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's SWAT team was called in, police officials said. SWAT officers initiated negotiations and the suspect -- whose name has not been released -- surrendered just after 2 a.m., officials said. A police sergeant said a gun was recovered. No injuries were reported and residents were allowed to return to their homes after the suspect was arrested.

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