LAPD arrest woman after responding to domestic violence call of man possibly with AK-47 Breaking news
,A domestic violence call Sunday morning about a man with an AK-47 in downtown Los Angeles resulted in police arresting the woman who made the report, authorities said.
Michelle Centeno was arrested after 3 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of making a false police report, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.
“There was never somebody that threatened her with a gun,” said Eisenman, adding there was no further information on the woman.
The initial crime was reported around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 in the 800 block of South Olive Street, Eisenman said.LAPD Central area officers received the call and upon arrival met with a woman who said she was a victim of domestic violence, said LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery.
Previously, Eisenman said a woman told authorities she had to retrieve her belongings from an apartment and claimed her boyfriend had a gun, possibly an AK-47.Officers believed it might be a barricade suspect situation so they evacuated the building and requested the SWAT team, Montgomery said.
When the SWAT team arrived, Montgomery said, they cleared the floor the apartment was on and with the help of management were able to get a key to enter.
After a thorough search, there was no suspect inside but “they did in fact recover several weapons consistent with the assault-style weapons,” Montgomery said.
The woman was not injured, he said, and there were no shots fired.
“I’m being told we’re not actively seeking the suspect,” Montgomery said at the scene before the woman was arrested later.I’m being told we’re not actively seeking the suspect,” Montgomery said, adding he believed police may have made contact with the man and the situation was evolving.
“We brought it to peaceful conclusion and we’re simply trying to continue and complete the investigation, whatever direction it may take,” said Montgomery before the woman was arrested.