Downtown L.A. Streets Closed as LAPD SWAT Team Aids CHP in Serving Search Warrant; 1 in Custody

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A stretch of Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles was closed amid police activity in the area on April 27, 2017. (Credit: Christopher Gierowski / KTLA)

One person was in custody after an LAPD SWAT team assisted CHP in serving a search warrant in Downtown Los Angeles, in an incident that prompted major streets to be closed for more than an hour mid-afternoon Thursday, authorities said.

The search warrant involved a criminal case for threats made against law enforcement, and was being served at Sixth Street and Broadway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Ramberto Salcido.

Shortly before 3 p.m., Broadway between Fifth and Seventh streets were shut down, as was a stretch of Sixth Street between Spring and Hill streets amid the police activity.

In addition to SWAT and other LAPD vehicles, multiple Los Angeles Fire Department vehicles, including an ambulance, were visible in the area, Sky5 aerial video over the scene.

One person was taken into custody shortly after 4 pm., according to LAPD Officer Sal Ramirez.

Police have not identified the individual.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang, Christopher Gierowski and Matt Phillips contributed to this story. 

Los Angeles Fire and Police department vehicles were visible in the area where authorities were trying to serve a search warrant on April 27, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)