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Police arrested a man accused of breaking into a Manhattan Beach home, barricading from officers and then, upon his arrest, falsely telling investigators that there was an additional suspect who would likely shoot at police, officials said.

Just after 1 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a call of a residential burglary alarm being heard in the 600 block of Ardmore Avenue, Manhattan Beach police said. Arriving officers saw a window that was shattered and a person inside.

Officers asked the suspect to leave the house several times, but he refused and barricaded himself inside, police said.

A large perimeter of officers, a SWAT team and K-9 partners surrounded the home.

“After approximately three hours and numerous announcements from crisis negotiators asking the suspect to surrender, he ran out the front door and attempted to flee on foot,” police said in a statement. “After a brief struggle, and deployment of a less-than-lethal 40-mm sponge round, the suspect was taken into custody.”

The suspect told officers he had an armed accomplice who likely would shoot at officers when they went into the home, the police said.

SWAT found no one inside.

It wasn’t clear if the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Torreon William Johnson of Los Angeles, was armed because police did not disclose that. It also wasn’t clear whether anyone lived at the home, and if so, where they were at the time of the incident.

Johnson was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary, possession of stolen property, and delaying an investigation. He was being held on $50,000 bail as of Monday afternoon, inmate records show.

Contact Lisa Jacobs lisa.jacobs@TBRnews.com or follow her on Twitter @lisaannjacobs.

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