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Lakewood hospital locked down after report of armed man

January 22, 2013 |  1:45 pm

Lakewood Regional Medical Center was placed on lockdown shortly after 12:30 p.m. after a report that a man with a gun was on one of the hospital floors, deputies said.

The containment area includes the hospital and a nearby school, said Lt. Anthony Tachias with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

He said that the incident is under investigation and that there are no reports of shots fired.

[Updated, 1:52 p.m. on Jan. 22: Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said the lockdown at the hospital has been lifted.]

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