NORTHRIDGE (CNS) – A man who barricaded himself in a Northridge home after allegedly threatening and kidnapping his mother at gunpoint was arrested today after a standoff that lasted about five hours, police said.
Officers were called to the 17000 block of Keswick Street about 1 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado.
The incident began as an assault with a deadly weapon call, then the suspect barricaded himself inside the home, police said. An LAPD SWAT team surrounded the home and streets in the area were blocked.
Joshua Judson, 37, of Reseda surrendered to authorities shortly before 6 a.m. and was booked on suspicion of kidnapping, the LAPD reported. The man’s mother was not injured, police said.
Authorities recovered a handgun believed used by the suspect in the kidnapping of his mother, police said.
A news videographer at the scene said the man’s disabled father was inside with him during the standoff. There was no immediate word on what prompted the initial assault.