Updated: Suspects Caught in a Couple's Apparent Hold-Up

Long Beach police detain two of three people possibly connected with an afternoon confrontation of the couple near apartments.

Police say they've arrested two of three suspects who allegedly confronted a couple walking on a Long Beach street Tuesday after officers were called to a possible barricade situation inside an apartment complex.

One suspect remains at large, authorities said.

A man and a woman were confronted by the three unidentified people, one of whom may have been armed, around 3:45 p.m. near an apartment complex in the 5800 block of Orange Avenue, according to Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Aaron Eaton.

The trio fled the scene after the initial confrontation and responding police officers then sealed off the neighborhood around the apartment building, where the incident occurred, Eaton said. But when police got to the apartment, there was only one suspect there. And he was not truly barricaded, according to Eaton. As soon as officers called him to come out, he walked out and was arrested.

Eaton also said it was not clear what set off the confrontation. The suspect said the man who was confronted by the trio had shot at him in the past. However, that man told officers he didn't know what the suspect was talking about. Police were also searching for the other suspect. A weapon was allegedly involved in the incident but it was not located, Eaton said.

The suspects arrested were not immediately named, but Eaton said "two suspects were ultimately arrested who were involved in the incident. One subject was arrested for brandishing a firearm and the other subject had an outstanding warrant," Eaton told Patch.

Anyone with information on this incident was asked to call the Long Beach police at (562) 570-5273.

City News Service and Nancy Wride contributed to this report.

Earlier Story:

Three suspects, one of whom may have been armed, confronted a couple walking on a Long Beach street Tuesday then fled, prompting police to set up a perimeter near an apartment complex.

The couple was confronted around 3:45 p.m. near the apartment complex in the 5800 block of Orange Avenue, according to Sgt. Aaron Eaton of the Long Beach Police Department.

Eaton said two people were detained, but police were trying to determine if they were involved in confronting the couple. Police set up a perimeter as they searched the neighborhood.

--City News Service


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