Man Evaluated After Making Threats in LA Times Building

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A 28-year-old man who worked at a call center inside the Los Angeles Times building was being held for a mental health evaluation Saturday after he allegedly made threatening statements and handed his supervisor a pillowcase containing ammunition rounds, authorities said.


Police talk to a man taken into custody in the lobby of the LA Times building Friday night after he allegedly made a threat.  (Credit: LATimes)

The incident prompted a lockdown of The Times building Friday night as police searched the structure. The suspect, Matthew Lowes, is an employee of VXI Global Solutions, which rents space in The Times building.

Lowes was reprimanded by his supervisor Friday afternoon and left the building, according to Norma Eisenman, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Lowes returned around 3:30 p.m. and began a conversation with his supervisor, police said.

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