Video: SWAT team rescues L.A. woman in deadly hostage situation

Police shot and killed the suspect, who was seen holding a gun to the victim’s head

By Suzie Ziegler 

LOS ANGELES — On Friday, the LAPD released dramatic bodycam footage of an October hostage incident that left the suspect dead. Video shows a SWAT team storming the apartment, rescuing the victim and shooting her suspected captor. 

According to ABC 7, several shots were fired during the incident. The suspect, 45-year-old Rudy Anderson, was killed. 

The harrowing scene was also captured on cellphone video by numerous residents in an adjacent high-rise apartment building. That video showed Anderson holding a gun to a woman’s head. 

Police said Anderson had previously gone on a crime spree, shooting at a family and grazing a 14-year-old’s head. Anderson also tried to carjack a woman and steal someone else’s bicycle, according to the report. The hostage victim was not injured. 

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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