Man dies after barricading himself inside bathroom and apparent explosion
Photo: Larry Carter, Jr.
A 31-year-old Anaheim resident, Larry Carter Jr., barricaded himself inside his apartment bathroom after an apparent explosion and died at a local hospital the following day.
The explosion, which occurred at an apartment in the 2600 block of West Lincoln Avenue, was reported to Anaheim Fire and Rescue at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 12th. When fire authorities got there, they found the apartment clearly damaged by the blast.
“[Anaheim Fire & Rescue] personnel were told by witnesses an armed subject was barricaded in the apartment,” according to the release. “AF&R requested the assistance of Anaheim Police personnel who confirmed Larry Carter Jr. was barricaded inside the bathroom of the location and armed with a knife.”
Anaheim SWAT and Tactical Negotiators were called in to help communicate with Carter and persuade him to surrender peacefully. Negotiators made many attempts—including the employment of chemical agents—but Carter failed to comply.
Nearly five hours later, shortly before 11 p.m., Carter stopped responding altogether, and officers became concerned about his physical safety. SWAT personnel broke through the bathroom door and found Carter there, unresponsive. A knife was also found at the scene.
Carter was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment but did not survive. An autopsy was scheduled for later last week to find the cause of death.
No others were injured during the course of the incident. Details regarding the explosion and what instigated the incident are unknown.