BEVERLY HILLS—On Thursday, May 19, students at Beverly Hills High School sheltered in place following reports of an armed man on campus. The Beverly Hills Police Department and Los Angeles Police Department responded to the report.
The BHPD indicated that high school officials were told to shelter after an alleged threat on social media. Photos of a man with a gun pointed at the high school caused the concern for threat, prompting the shelter in place order at approximately 1:05 p.m. It was not lifted until the suspect was in police custody at 4:10 p.m.
Officers with the LAPD took a suspect resembling the suspect into custody on the 1000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard near Century City. Authorities recovered a toy, “airsoft” gun. No injuries were reported and the name of the suspect as not released to the public.