An officer-involved shooting prompted authorities with the California Highway Patrol to issue a SigAlert on the westbound 105 Freeway at Long Beach Boulevard Sunday in Willowbrook.
Officers responded to calls of a pedestrian on or near the Wilmington offramp of the westbound 105 Freeway at around 3:15 p.m., shortly before the incident happened, according to CHP.
A unit arrived on scene and contacted the pedestrian, CHP officials said in a news release. “A struggle ensued and an officer-involved shooting occurred.” the news release stated.
Authorities did not provide any information about the suspect’s condition following the shooting or if any officers were injured.
A hard closure of westbound lanes of the freeway was requested for an unknown amount of time due to the police activity, CHP said on X, formerly Twitter.
Video posted to the Citizen App showed motorists in standstill traffic on the 105.
At 9 p.m., officials at CHP announced that westbound lanes of the 105 Freeway at Long Beach Boulevard would remain closed until early Monday morning while police were on the scene.
The SigAlert was canceled and all lanes were opened as of about 1:30 a.m., according to the CHP.