Huntington Beach Lockdown Ends Peacefully

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HUNTINGTON BEACH (CNS) - Huntington Beach's civic center was briefly locked down today while police negotiated with a potentially armed suicidal individual, but the incident ended when the person surrendered peacefully, authorities said.

The Huntington Beach Police Department reported the incident at 9:58 a.m., tweeting that Huntington Beach High School, City Hall and the HBPD station were locked down and crisis negotiators were in communication with the individual.

An update at 10:06 a.m. said the suspect was ``isolated to an area,'' and the lockdown at the high school had been lifted.

Finally, police tweeted at 11:27 a.m. that ``The individual has surrendered & was detained without incident. City Hall & the HBPD Station lockdowns have been lifted.''

A city spokesperson did not have any immediate details on the suspect or whether the person was armed.

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