A search is underway for an armed carjacking suspect in Lynwood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.

A large presence of deputies was reported in the 3100 block of Carlin Avenue at about noon.

Residents in the surrounding homes were evacuated.

The Sheriff’s Department described the suspect as an adult male.

Video from Sky5 showed several sheriff’s deputies and vehicles in the area of the search.

No other information was released.

When asked by KTLA if the search was at all related to the recent ambush shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in Compton, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said it was not.

“That is an active search of a carjacking suspect from the end of a pursuit,” Villanueva said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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