Cal Poly Pomona lockdown lifted after four of five car-theft suspects caught

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Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies pursued multiple armed stolen-car suspects at Cal Poly Pomona's University Village. (KABC)

A lockdown at the Cal Poly Pomona campus was declared "all clear" late Thursday evening, after sheriff's deputies said they took four out of five stolen-car suspects into custody.

With one suspect still outstanding, deputies decided to reopen streets and allow students to return to their housing.

The incident began around 4:20 p.m. when deputies pursued a stolen vehicle in the area of Valley Boulevard and Temple Avenue and five suspects, believed to be armed, fled on foot after crashing into several cars on Temple.

The school's University Village student housing area was locked down as deputies pursued the suspects. Students were told to stay in place and streets near campus were closed.

Cal Poly Pomona issued an alert to student about the pursuit, warning those in the area to "shelter in place." For students who were shut out of their housing, the school offered free pizza and movies elsewhere on campus.

The Pomona Police Department said three of the suspects were taken into custody shortly after they fled the stolen car. The fourth suspect was arrested after he was found hiding in a student apartment which was occupied by three students at the time.

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