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Heavily armed man detained trying to enter garage of downtown L.A. federal building

A heavily armed man drove this truck to Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown L.A.
A heavily armed man drove this truck to Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown L.A. before he was stopped by security officers who noticed a firearm in his vehicle.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Officials apprehended a heavily armed man Wednesday morning attempting to enter the parking garage of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown L.A.

The man was stopped by security officers who noticed a firearm in his vehicle, according to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security.

The man was wearing body armor and multiple loaded firearms and knives were found in the vehicle.

Jim Goodwin, a spokesperson for the Federal Protective Service, said the man was arrested about 9:35 a.m. He could not immediately provide information about his identity.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, which guards federal buildings across the country, is investigating the incident.


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