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[UPDATED] 390 Middle School Students Evacuated After Armed, Apparently Suicidal Man Barricades Himself Down the Street

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A group of about 390 middle school students in La Mirada are being loaded onto buses bound for a nearby park after an apparently suicidal man barricaded himself in a house down the street and fired shots outside.

Sheriff's deputies have been trying to lure the man outside since they responded to a shots fired call at 7:30am, according to KPCC. A sheriff's special weapons team responded, but the man has refused to come out and he even fired several rounds outside around 11am.

The house he is barricaded in is at the 15900 block of Algeciras Drive, which is right next to Las Coyotes Middle School. The school was placed on lockdown this morning and now deputies are saying in a release that they are taking the precaution of transporting 390 students at the middle school to a gym at La Mirada Regional Park, a few miles away.

6:43pm: We got an update from the Norwalk Sheriff's Station. After launching tear gas into the man's home and waiting several hours for him come out, deputies finally went inside and found the man had committed suicide: "The barricaded suspect incident in the 15900 block of Algeciras Drive, Norwalk, which began this morning, concluded at 4:50 pm, when the suspect was found deceased inside the garage of the location with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."