(November 5, 2004) -- LBPD deployed its SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team in NLB in response to two incidents at midday on November. Both ended in arrests, including apprehension of a suspect who had unwisely fled onto the campus of Grant Elementary School where students were "locked down" (kept in classrooms), standard procedure for students' safety.
LBPD Public Information Officer Greg Schirmer tells LBReport.com the first incident involed a parolee with a no-bail warrant who allegedly beat and threatened a woman. Police established a perimeter from Orizaba to Curtis Aves. and 67th to 68th Sts. and took the suspect into custody following a two hour deployment.
Within minutes, LBPD and its SWAT team were sent to another NLB call...which ended in the successful arrest of another parolee with a no-bail warrant. The suspect had been sought in the area of 64th and Gundry but fled onto the campus of Grant Elementary School. After about an hour, he was taken into custody without incident.