LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An inmate attempted to escape today from the bus bay at the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles but was quickly caught, authorities said.
The man tried to run about 9:15 a.m. from the area where inmates are unloaded and loaded onto buses at the criminal courts building at 210 West Temple St., said Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.
"He ran but he only got as far as the security booth,'' Rouzan said.
The courthouse was on lockdown as deputies checked inmate wristbands and made sure all were accounted for, said Dep. Caroline Rodriguez of SIB.
The inmate was arriving for a court appearance when he attempted the escape, she said.