MONROVIA, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- A man suspected of kidnapping a woman in Monrovia on Monday was taken into custody following a standoff with police in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning, but the victim remains missing, authorities said.
Los Angeles police were alerted by authorities in Monrovia at about 2:45 a.m. that a kidnapping suspect could be in the area, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chris Ramirez said.
Officers then located a gray Toyota Prius near the intersection of South Hill and Third streets and attempted to make contact with a man inside, Ramirez said.
The man, later identified by authorities as 27-year-old Robert Camou, initially refused to return contact and did not come out of the vehicle.
It was unclear if Camou was armed but police had to be careful, Ramirez said. “We’re being cautious because we treat kidnap suspects as armed and dangerous,” he said.
Armored SWAT vehicles were called to the location and parked alongside the Prius.