Security Gap at Los Angeles Mayor’s Residence Allows Intruder to Reach Second Floor

Security Gap at Los Angeles Mayor’s Residence Allows Intruder to Reach Second Floor

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass’ official residence in Windsor Square was breached by an intruder on Sunday, who managed to reach the second floor while there was a brief security gap. Interim Police Chief Dominic Choi revealed that the break-in occurred during a shift change when security officers were transitioning. The incident took place at around 6:40 a.m. when Ephraim Hunter, a 29-year-old Los Angeles resident, allegedly smashed a window and entered Getty House.

Law enforcement sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, disclosed that Bass was forced to seek refuge in a secure area designed to protect against intruders. Choi defended the city’s security measures, stating that even if an officer had been present, it is unlikely they could have physically stopped or detected the intruder due to the large property size.

Hunter, who has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon in Massachusetts, had been struggling with drug addiction and possibly experiencing hallucinations at the time of the break-in, according to his mother. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón confirmed that charges would be filed against Hunter later in the day.

Choi mentioned that Getty House has previously been patrolled by a combination of armed and unarmed security personnel. The incident occurred after the shift handled by unarmed security had ended. The exact duration of the security gap was not disclosed but was described as “very small.” The mayor’s security detail, composed of sworn LAPD officers, was en route to the residence when the incident occurred.

Mayor Bass has provided limited details about the break-in, expressing gratitude to the LAPD and assuring the public that she and her family are unharmed. The motive behind the intrusion remains undisclosed, and it is unclear if the suspect had any familiarity with the residence. Although cameras were installed on the property, security personnel were not actively monitoring the feed and did not observe the suspect entering the backyard.

Author: CrimeDoor

1 Response

  1. This is absolutely outrageous! How is it possible that an intruder was able to breach the official residence of the Los Angeles Mayor? The fact that this individual managed to reach the second floor while there was a security gap is deeply concerning and raises serious questions about the effectiveness of the security measures in place.

    The safety and security of our elected officials should be of utmost importance. It is unacceptable that someone could infiltrate the Mayor’s residence, potentially putting not only the Mayor but also their family and staff at

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