Armed man in custody for attempting to enter U.S. Los Angeles federal building

2021-07-15 14:21:39Xinhua Editor : Zhang Dongfang ECNS App Download

U.S. federal police detained an armed man who was attempting to enter the parking garage of a federal building in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, local media reported.

According to local CBS news channel, the man with a gun tried to drive into the parking garage of Edward R. Roybal Federal Building, where a federal courthouse of the U.S. District Court serving the Central District of California was located.

Cory Minderhout, a reporter from local Spectrum News 1 SoCal, posted a statement released by the Department of Homeland Security on his twitter, saying the incident was under investigation by the Federal Protective Service, which guards federal buildings across the country.

The Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were on the scene assisting in the investigation, according to the statement.

"The individual was stopped by contract Protective Security Officers, who noticed a firearm inside the vehicle. The vehicle was found to contain multiple lodged firearms and knives. The individual was wearing body armor," the statement said.

The suspect has not been identified so far.


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