The search was on Tuesday for a person who allegedly threw a bag with a gun in it and fled from police officers in Hollywood.
A detective was conducting a follow up investigation in the area when they encountered the person, Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Preliminary information suggested the person tossed a bag that had a gun inside then fled from officers on foot, Preciado said.
A perimeter was set up as police searched for the person.
Several police cars and officers were seen about 7 a.m. in the area of Eleanor Avenue between North El Centro Avenue and North Gower Street (map), aerial video from Sky5 showed.