Los Angeles police pursuit of stolen vehicle prompts school lockdown, suspect arrested, police say

A suspect was reportedly refusing to come out of an allegedly stolen vehicle

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Los Angeles police confirmed to Fox News that a suspect who was refusing to come out of an allegedly stolen vehicle – prompting at least one nearby school to go on lockdown – has been arrested without incident. 

Officers had responded to reports of a stolen vehicle in South L.A. around 11 a.m., an LAPD spokesperson told Fox News. A pursuit ensued and the suspect was stopped at 59th Street and Budlong Avenue. 

The driver initially refused to exit the vehicle and LAPD closed off the street as they negotiated, FOX 11 reported

At least one school, John Muir Middle School, was placed on lockdown, police said. 

No further details were released. 

Other schools – Budlong Elementary and Parks Huerta Early Education Center – were also put on lockdown, FOX 11 of Los Angeles was reporting.

Earlier, two schools in Hollywood were temporarily placed on lockdown after an armed suspect barricaded inside a tent in the area of Selma Avenue and McCadden Place. 

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LAPD told Fox News the situation has since been resolved.