Police have closed off some streets near Fletcher Drive and LaClede Avenue in Atwater Village this afternoon as they search for a man armed with a gun. An officer at the scene said no shooting had taken place but could not provide any further details about what prompted the search, which included police units on the ground and a helicopter overhead.
* Update @ 6:05 p.m.: The search has been called off. Police have not said if anyone was caught.
* Update @ 4:58 p.m.: The LAPD Northeast Division via Facebook says officers have been going through homes and yards as they search for a suspect who fled from a parole compliance unit.