UPDATE: A male exited his residence and surrendered to police without incident.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police are on the scene of a barricade.
It started around 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday near Hollywood Boulevard and Owens Avenue. Investigators say there were reports of gunfire in the area.
Responding officers made contact with an individual inside of a residence who stated that he was armed with firearms and is suicidal.
SWAT officers and Crisis Negotiators are responding and residents are being evacuated.