"Soft lockdowns" were in effect at Arroyo Seco Junior High School and Santa Clarita Elementary School due to police activity in the area of Seco Canyon Road and Guadilamar Drive, sheriff's officials announced shortly after 11:30 a.m.
Primetime Preschool at Santa Clarita Park was also on lockdown, according to Santa Clarita city officials.
The lockdowns were lifted around 1:45 p.m. and police said parents could begin picking up their children. Officials did not announce that any suspect was in custody.
Public safety is #1 priority, we have multiple units surrounding area, aero bureau and K9 team deployed. Suspect is described as M/H, mid 20’s, 5’8”-5’10”, medium build, dark colored clothing, possibly wearing jeans.— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) February 12, 2019
The lockdown began after a parole compliance team was in the area when the suspect absconded from officers and fled the location, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He was described as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build and dark-colored clothing.
Primetime Preschool at Santa Clarita Park is on lockdown. Children and teachers are safe inside the classroom and will remain inside until the lockdown has been lifted. Teachers will remain with students until dismissal can occur.— Santa Clarita City (@santaclarita) February 12, 2019
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