SUNLAND-TUJUNGA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Several schools in the Sunland-Tujunga neighborhood of Los Angeles were locked down Tuesday morning after police received reports of a man wearing tactical gear in the area.
According to authorities, lockdowns were reported at Mount Gleason Middle School, Plainview Avenue Elementary, Pinewood Avenue Elementary and Verdugo Hills High School.
Authorities told Eyewitness News this incident was not an active shooter situation. There were only reports of a man on a scooter wearing some sort of tactical gear, but he was not armed.
Police said later in the afternoon that a person was detained and they are no longer searching the area. Further details were not provided.
A Los Angeles Unified spokesperson said the lockdowns were put in place out of an abundance of caution and that all students are safe.
"We are modifying our operations to ensure the safety of our students. Our students are safe and our school remains open for instruction," said the spokesperson. "We are also maintaining direct communication with local authorities, who are keeping us updated with the latest developments. They have advised that our school remains safe for instruction. The Los Angeles School Police Department is also on our campus as a precautionary measure."
No injuries were reported.