Calif. Hostage Standoff: Caught on Tape

A domestic disturbance turned ugly when a man fired on approaching police officers.
3:00 | 11/28/13

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Transcript for Calif. Hostage Standoff: Caught on Tape
Back here at home and to los angeles and a standoff that kept neighbors hiding in their homes. It's all caught on tape. Cecilia vega on the hostage situation that unfolded and the officer lucky to be alive. Reporter: It was a prethanksgiving day shoot-out caught on camera, a barrage of gunfire that sent families preparing for their holiday dinners running for cover. As soon as officers responding to a domestic disturbance approached the front door, police say the man inside opened fire. It sounded like an army or some type of automatic weapon. Reporter: Police fired back. Inside the house, investigators say the suspect barricaded himself, holding his girlfriend and her 14-year-old daughter hostage. Officer down. Reporter: One officer was hit. This video shows fellow officers rushing him out of the line of fire. He survived, thanks to a bulletproof vest. We would like everybody to remain in their residents. Reporter: Officers evacuated residents, police and little children carrying babies to safety until the suspect finally surrendered. David, so many people in that neighborhood today thankful no one was seriously hurt.

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