Early this morning, members of the LAPD were involved in a frightening standoff with a man armed with a machete who had barricaded himself inside of his Hollywood apartment. The man allegedly threatened a woman with the weapon and police were called to the building after being informed that a lunatic was running wild with a sword.

In one terrifying moment, the man—completely shirtless at the time—stood on the balcony of his apartment, threw the machete into the water and screamed "Shoot me!" several times at police. They did not; they eventually used tear gas to flush the man out of his apartment and took him into custody. He was taken into custody where his physical and mental health will be checked out.

[via LAist]