Suspect arrested after 9-hour standoff

NORWALK – A known gang member was arrested Saturday after a nine-hour standoff inside a Norwalk home near Hermosillo Park.

The incident began at about 4 p.m. when sheriff’s deputies spotted the man -- a known gang member -- standing next to his car near Clarkdale Avenue and Alondra Boulevard.

Deputies approached the man to speak with him and spotted a handgun on him, officials said. The suspect ran, prompting a search of the neighborhood.

Investigators learned the man lived nearby and called in SWAT after the suspect refused to leave his house.

Neighboring homes were evacuated as sheriff’s deputies attempted to get the man to surrender. He eventually gave himself up nine hours later after deputies fired tear gas into the home.

The suspect has not been publicly identified. Officials said they found a second gun inside his vehicle.