Police searching for gunman in Atwater*

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.


  1. Dang cops can’t just leave us alone with our right to bare arms.

  2. And our right to be bears!

  3. Just moved to Atwater and for a minute there, I thought I had moved to Highland Park.

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