Home empty after standoff in Burbank

May 19, 2008 6:56:14 PM PDT
What police believed was a barricade situation in southwest suburban Burbank forced the evacuation of 15 homes and the lockdown of nearby schools Monday.However, the situation ended mid-afternoon.

SWAT members swarmed the neighborhood around 10 a.m. after an armed man knocked on the door of a house in the 8100 block of Rutherford Avenue and forced his way inside.

The homeowner and a guest escaped and called police.

At one point, smoke bombs were tossed around the house.

Police say the home was empty once they gained access inside.