WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Friday, August 5, at approximately 7 a.m., an inmate escaped custody the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on the 8800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. The suspect fled on foot into a residential area and a manhunt ensued. Officers blocked off the perimeter of the area and began combing the streets.

The suspect was described as a White male, 6 foot and 4 inches tall and was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, white shoes, and handcuffs.

At 10:56 a.m., Citizen reported an armed man with a gun at 8461 Santa Monica Boulevard. Authorities warned the public they were holding a suspect at gunpoint and updated the address to North La Cienega Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, with a heavy police presence reported, waking up to the sound of sirens and helicopters.

Closures occurred from the Pacific Design Center, San Vicente Boulevard to Huntley Drive and between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. His name and charges have not been disclosed to the public.