Kidnapping Suspect Live-Streamed Barricade Situation On Instagram While Police On Scene

Sheriff's Special Weapons Team responded to the scene to assist Palmdale Station deputies. Teams with the Special Enforcement Bureau, along with LASD Crisis Negotiators are also at the location. 

October 21st 2021

Kidnapping Suspect Live-Streamed Barricade Situation On Instagram While Police On Scene

PALMDALE (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies were on the scene of a suspected kidnapping and barricade situation in South Palmdale.

The incident occurred in the 38000 block of Sierra Highway at around 6:20 p.m.

Sheriff’s Special Weapons Team responded to the scene to assist Palmdale Station deputies. Teams with the Special Enforcement Bureau, along with LASD Crisis Negotiators are also at the location.

A male suspect surrendered to police earlier, according to Sky2 reporter Desmond Shaw, though the female suspect remained in the apartment and could be seen holding a baby as she stepped onto the balcony.

The child is believed to be the woman’s, though she has no custodial rights and the situation has been deemed a kidnapping. The female suspect also live-streamed a portion of the situation on Instagram.

Surrounding residences have been evacuated, while Sheriff’s deputies are attempting to negotiate a surrender.

This is a developing story. Check back for details. 

(Source : https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/10/20/sheriffs-deputies-investigating-kidnapping-in-palmdale/)