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La Mirada school locked down as man barricades self in nearby home

A La Mirada middle school was on lockdown Friday morning as authorities tried to communicate with an apparently suicidal man who had barricaded himself in his nearby home. 

L.A. County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a gun shot on the 14600 block of Mercado Avenue, next to Los Coyotes Middle School, around 7:30 a.m. Friday, said Sgt. Greg Arnold of the Norwalk station.    

“At this point, we’re trying to make contact with him and trying to get him outside,” Arnold said.

He said the suspect was alive and conscious but not communicating with authorities.  

Arnold said the man is the only suspect in the house and said “quite a few resources” have been deployed to the scene.

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A La Mirada middle school is on lockdown as authorities attempt to communicate with a suicidal man barricaded in his nearby home.

 

Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a gun shot on the 14600 block of Mercado Avenue, adjacent to Los Coyotes Middle School around 7:30 a.m. Friday, said Sgt. Greg Arnold of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Norwalk Station.     

 

“At this point we’re trying to make contact with him and trying to get him outside,” Arnold said. He added that the suspect is alive and conscious, but not communicating with authorities.  

 

Arnold said the man is the only suspect in the house, and said “quite a few resources” have been deployed to the scene.

 

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--Matt Stevens

 
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