'Active shooter' reports in Lancaster, California, as armed and barricaded suspect triggers neighborhood evacuation

'Active shooter' reports in Lancaster, California, as armed and barricaded suspect triggers neighborhood evacuation

December 18, 2021

THERE have been multiple reports of an active shooter in Lancaster, California, after an armed person barricaded themselves in a home on Friday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's office confirmed someone is barricaded in the southern California neighborhood and the incident has been ongoing since approximately 3pm PT.

"Special Enforcement Bureau Responding to an Armed Barricaded Suspect, 44100 Block of 31ST St W, #LancasterSpecial Enforcement Bureau Responding to an Armed Barricaded Suspect, 44100 Block of 31ST St W, #Lancaster," they said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau also released a statement saying they are responding to assist Lancaster Station with an armed barricaded suspect.

The incident has been ongoing since approximately 3pm PT.

One person on Twitter reported being in the area and seeing a helicopter telling the suspect to come out with their hands on their head.

"Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) personnel are responding to assist Lancaster Station with an armed barricaded suspect," said the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

Police added that a Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) will attempt to make contact with the suspect to bring this to a "peaceful resolution."

Authorities have not released any more information.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Compton Station at 310)605-6500.

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