A man yelled "Free Palestine" as he was being taken into custody after trying to break into the home of a Jewish family in the Studio City area of Los Angeles early on Wednesday morning, KCAL-TV reported.

Officers were dispatched to the home around 5:30 a.m. local time, for a possible home invasion, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The caller added they were locked in a room with four children after a man broke into their home.

A short time later, the caller placed a second 911 call and informed authorities the suspect threatened to kill them because they were Israeli, according to FOX11.

The homeowner, Mendel Meyers, said he woke up around 5:00 a.m. to a man kicking in his back door, according to KCAL. He was able to push the suspect outside into the backyard while his wife called police.

Meyers told the television station the suspect was yelling, "Israel kill people."

Meyers, who is from Israel, added he was scared for his family because of the war happening in the Middle East.

The LAPD said the family was visibly shaken up but there were no physical injuries among them.

When police arrived at the scene, they located the man and put him in handcuffs.

He then said "Free Palestine" repeatedly and "brown people matter" from the back of a police car as he was being taken into custody.

Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, according to KCAL, and sought to reassure the Jewish community this was an isolated incident.