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Traffic Diverted Off NB 405 Amid Search for Possible Person With Gun

Traffic was being diverted off the northbound 405 Freeway at rush hour Tuesday afternoon as police searched for a possible person with a gun, authorities said.


Redondo Beach police responded to a homeless camp next to the 405 Freeway, which was shut down March 18, 2014, amid a search for a possible person with a gun. (Credit: KTLA)

The California Highway Patrol was asked to close the northbound side of the freeway, and traffic was being moved off at Hawthorne Boulevard, CHP Officer Peter Bishop said.

All lanes were closed, and CHP urged drivers to avoid the area at about 5:20 p.m., according to a CHP Southern Division tweet.

The Hawthorne Police Department was assisting the Redondo Beach Police Department in the search, the latter agency said on Twitter.

“A possible subject seen shooting a gun,” prompted the search, Hawthorne police said in the tweet.

Within minutes, Hawthorne police said the “suspect” was in custody and that the area should be open soon.

Police were responding near a homeless encampment next to the freeway, aerial video showed.