WEST ADAMS (CBSLA) – There is a barricade situation in the West Adams District.
The police are on hand at a Burger King in Crenshaw and West Jefferson Boulevard.
There are no hostages with the suspect, officials said.
Outside the restaurant, LAPD patrol cars and SWAT members are in armored vehicles, and traffic in the area is cordoned off.
The incident started around 6:40 pm Saturday night.
LAPD says they've gotten a call from a robber suspect inside the Burger King. Staff saw a gun-armed suspect come into the restaurant.
A witness told CBSLA's Jeff Nguyen that he drank a cup of coffee inside when he noticed other people quietly trying to slip out of the restaurant. He says he saw one of the managers walking to the back door, and then he quickly realized why people were so scared.
"I see the guy on the other side coming in. I looked down and he had a big old gun," said Adrian Bolding. "I was like & # 39; time to get away from here." So I started to move with the crowd but did not want to scare the guy. We moved towards the door and then we ran out the door and I looked back and saw him with the gun coming out the door. So we all ran between the cars. "Witnesses say they are not sure if the man with the gun went back to the restaurant after he left, but a number of people said they heard a series of lightning strikes [1