Students and staff at Hamlin Charter Academy, at 22627 Hamlin Street, were safe and L.A. School Police Department officers were on the campus, the agency said in a tweet at 9:45 a.m.
According to the LAPD, a citizen whose vehicle had been stolen tracked it down and called police. Officers arrived at the scene and saw the suspect running away.
Hamlin Elementary Update: Suspect is in custody. #LASPD Officers will remain in the area. School has been taken off of lockdown and will resume normal operations.— LA School Police (@LASchoolPolice) November 4, 2019
Multiple weapons were found inside the car, investigators said.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m., School Police announced the suspect was in custody and the lockdown was lifted.