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Apr 25, 2014 11:24 PM by Associated Press

Standoff at LA vet hall ends with arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a seven-hour standoff with a distraught gunman at a Los Angeles veterans' hall has ended peacefully.

Police say the 52-year-old man left the building and was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. Earlier, a SWAT team fired tear gas inside the hall but the man lobbed one cannister back out of a window.

Police say the man, who isn't a veteran, was despondent over a relationship when he entered the Disabled American Veterans hall in the San Fernando Valley at about 7:30 a.m. with what appeared to be a shotgun.

Police say at one point the man threatened to kill himself.

About a dozen nearby homes were evacuated during the standoff.

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