Authorities were engaged in a lengthy standoff with a reportedly armed suspect in Commerce Monday morning.
They were first called to the scene at around 11:30 p.m. the night prior, after reports of a man armed with a gun inside of the Travel Lodge Motel located on Telegraph Road near Slauson Avenue.
When Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived, an hours-long standoff began as they surrounded the motel.
At around 6:30 a.m., deputies detailed that the suspect had two hostages – both female adults.
It was not immediately clear if other occupants of the motel were forced to evacuate from the area.
No injuries have yet been reported.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.