A man armed with a crossbow barricaded himself inside a home in the 22500 block of Criswell Street in West Hills.

Neighbours were evacuated on Tuesday night, when the unfortunate incident occurred. The incident began after a landlord threatened his tenant with a crossbow, and the tenant called 911 just after 5 p.m., according to first respondent Officer Lopez with LAPD’s media relations cell.

The landlord then barricaded himself inside and has refused to come out despite repeated requests from police officers.

The LAPD SWAT team has been called to the incident. The bomb squad also responded to the home.

Residents are being asked to avoid the area.