Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Himself At 9500 Alcott

This happened on the outskirts of Pico-Robertson, just south of Beverly Hills.

CBS reports: LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 60-year-old man who threatened to kill himself in an upscale Westside apartment complex was taken into custody following a hours-long standoff with police on Tuesday.

The man was apparently despondent over his father’s health and threatened to kill himself inside his West Los Angeles apartment, police said.

The barricade began at 7:01 a.m. at 9500 Alcott Street in a section of Los Angeles just south of Beverly Hills, said LAPD Officer Karen Rayner.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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