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Lockdown lifted after local robbery suspects are captured

Pierce College was put on lockdown while officers searched for a robbery suspect that was moving on foot from a nearby high school in the direction of the college, according to an email sent out by the Pierce president.

Lockdown was issued at 11:55 a.m., according to officers.

Officers were stationed at all of Pierce’s gates, which were locked so students and faculty could not leave the campus, according to an email sent out by Pierce President Kathleen Burke.

The lockdown was lifted at 1:01 p.m according to an email sent out by Burke.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section said that they didn’t have “anything on their screens” when contacted.

Officers gave no further information.


Here is the initial email sent out by Pierce President Kathleen Burke at 12:36 p.m.

There is a robbery suspect on foot moving from the Taft High School in the direction of the college. The Sheriffs have locked all of our gates and have officers posted at each of them. Please shelter in place and lock your doors. Keep your students in the classrooms until we are able to give the all clear. With the gates locked, nobody is currently able to leave campus. We will be in touch as we receive additional information.


Here is the latest email sent by President Burke at 1:01 p.m

The suspect has been captured by the LAPD. I have given the direction to open the campus again. Thank you for your cooperation.



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