Man in Custody After 4-Hour Lockdown at Paramount Schools

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A suspect was taken into custody after a search prompted a four-hour lockdown at three schools in Paramount, according to Lt. David Auner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lakewood Station.

Three schools in Paramount were placed on lockdown about 11:45 a.m. Friday while authorities searched for a “known gang member” and felon who was believed to be armed, according to the sheriff’s department.

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Auner said about 3:30 p.m. that the suspect had just been taken into custody.

Paramount High School, Roosevelt Elementary and Wirtz Elementary in Paramount were all locked down while authorities searched the area near Century Boulevard and Downey Avenue.

No shots were fired in the incident, Auner said.

The man authorities were searching for was described as a 25-year-old Hispanic, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with black hair, black shorts and shirt.


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