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Lockdown Lifted at Canoga Park School After Armed Man Spotted Near Campus

Hart Street Elementary School in Canoga Park was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning for about two hours as police searched for a man carrying a machete, authorities said.

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File photo of crime scene tape (credit: Flickr/Tex Texin)

The armed man was spotted around 7 a.m. near the school, which is located at 21040 Hart St., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Teachers on campus were told to keep students inside their classrooms while officers searched for the man, LAUSD spokesperson Mayra Arriaga told KTLA 5.

The LAPD lifted the lockdown at 9:24 a.m.