A man was arrested after security stopped him from entering the Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse with a heavily-armed vehicle Wednesday.
The man was allegedly wearing body armor and had a car full of loaded weapons and knives, according to KTTV.
The incident occurred between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., as the SUV attempted to enter the building’s parking structure and security spotted the guns inside.
#BREAKING: An armed man has been taken into custody in #DTLA after attempting to gain access to the Roybal Federal building. @DHSgov says the man had multiple loaded firearms, knives and was wearing body armor. He was stopped when agents saw one of the guns in the truck. #CBSLA pic.twitter.com/v2zuTXbOzd
— Mike Rogers (@MikeRogersTV) July 14, 2021
They building is named after congressman Edward R. Roybal and serves the central district of California.
A joint investigation is underway between the Federal Protective Service, Federal Buereau of Investigations and the Los Angeles Police Dept., as a motive has not yet been established.
No further details have been given by authorities.
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