Glendale Police Respond to Violent Incident, Suspect Apprehended After Lockdown Lifted

Glendale Police Respond to Violent Incident, Suspect Apprehended After Lockdown Lifted

GLENDALE, CA – Glendale Police responded to 9-1-1 calls of an assault in the 3300 block of Reta Street earlier today.

Officers arrived and discovered evidence of an assault but initially could not locate either the suspect or a victim. Concerned for public safety, three nearby schools were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. Subsequently, officers were able to pinpoint the suspect’s location within a residence on Reta Street, prompting the lifting of the school lockdowns and allowing for the safe departure of students.

The Glendale Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation Team and SWAT Team were deployed to the scene to initiate negotiations with the suspect. After several hours, the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Vahan Keshishyan of La Crescenta, surrendered to SWAT operators.

Tragically, officers found an individual who had succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The identity of the deceased has not been disclosed pending notification of their family. The relationship between the victim and the suspect is still under investigation.

Vahan Keshishyan is currently in custody on murder charges, and no further suspects are being pursued at this time. Detectives and forensics personnel continue to process evidence at the scene on Reta Street.

This investigation is ongoing.

Glendale PD asks anyone with information to contact the Glendale Police Department immediately by calling 818-548-4911. To remain anonymous, call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to

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