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San Pedro school lockdowns lifted after arrest of armed man

April 29, 2011 |  1:23 pm

A man carrying a gun near two schools in San Pedro has been taken into custody, allowing campus lockdowns to be lifted.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy attempted to stop and identify the man about 8:30 a.m., but the suspect fled. Bandini Elementary School and Harbor Adult School were placed on lockdown during the search as a precaution.

Deputies contained the man within a block near the schools and, using canine units, found the suspect and recovered the gun shortly before 11 a.m. His identity wasn’t immediately available.


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 Photo: Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies take suspect into custody after being found by officers using dogs on 1st Street in San Pedro. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times