If you were around Sunset and Fountain sometime in 1996 you might have seen this scene, if you weren’t you’ll have to rely on the collection of photos Flickr user streetpix just posted. He was on the bus with focus of this standoff and writes:
“The suspect boarded the RTD bus on Hollywood Boulevard and never took his hands off his pockets. After a few blocks the LAPD closed 3 blocks up and down Sunset. I counted 63 officers at the scene and 12 squad cars plus 3 choppers and I was late for work. It ended peacefully after the suspect surrendered with only a bar of soap in his pocket.”
Check out the full set of photos here.