Dramatic video shows SWAT team rescue woman in downtown L.A. hostage situation

Dramatic video displays the second SWAT workforce members stormed proper right into a Los Angeles apartment and fatally shot an individual holding a lady hostage.

The video was launched by the Los Angeles Police Division on Thursday as officers proceed an investigation into the Oct. 8 capturing of Rudy Anderson. The hostage was rescued and was not injured in the middle of the incident.

Surveillance video displays Anderson, who appears to be carrying a gun, coming into the apartment establishing adopted fastidiously by police. Capt. Stacy Spell, an LAPD spokesman, acknowledged in a YouTube video that Anderson entered a lady’s apartment, took her hostage at gunpoint and created “a barricaded state of affairs.”

“By means of the standoff, Anderson moved the hostage to a window overlooking the highway and was seen pointing a handgun at her head,” Spell acknowledged. “SWAT officers immediately compelled entry into the apartment and an officer-involved capturing occurred.”

Cellphone footage filmed in a establishing all through the highway displays Anderson displaying to hold the woman in entrance of a window. People on the highway beneath are heard screaming.

Anderson appears to let go of the woman and tempo around her apartment. A variety of bangs are heard throughout the video and Anderson appears to grab the woman as soon as extra.

One different bang is heard adopted by numerous officers storming into the apartment, the video displays. Shortly after officers enter the apartment, gunshots ring out.

The incident was moreover captured on police body-camera video. One clip launched by the LAPD displays the hostage crawling away from Anderson after SWAT workforce members break through the door.

Spell acknowledged Anderson, 45, of Los Angeles, died on the scene.

The division launched the footage so most people has “a higher understanding of what occurred,” based mostly on Spell.

Earlier to taking the woman hostage, Anderson had allegedly shot a teenage boy, tried to carjack a lady and tried to steal a bicycle.

Spell acknowledged spherical 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 8, Anderson positioned a gun to a sufferer’s head and pulled the set off nonetheless the gun did not hearth. Anderson fled on foot and tried to carjack a lady numerous blocks away.

“All through this incident, Anderson approached a lady who was seated in her automotive, brandished a handgun and tried to understand entry. However, the sufferer was able to lock her door and Anderson fled the scenario,” Spell acknowledged.

A few minutes later, Anderson allegedly shot and injured a 14-year-old boy, based mostly on Spell. Anderson moreover shot on the boy’s uncle and mother nonetheless missed, the spokesman acknowledged.

Anderson fled on foot and tried to steal one different sufferer’s bicycle.

“Anderson forcibly pushed the sufferer off a bicycle in an try to take it from the sufferer. Anderson brandished a handgun nonetheless lastly fled the scenario with out the bicycle,” Spell acknowledged.

By that point, numerous 911 calls had been made. Responding officers had been flagged down and directed to Anderson, who was nonetheless throughout the house. He ran into the apartment establishing after recognizing the officers, Spell acknowledged.