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WeHo Police Lock Down 15 Blocks for 5 Hours, Residents Not Pleased

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An attempted armed robbery prompted West Hollywood Sheriff's to shut down 15 square blocks from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. last night, leaving residents locked inside their homes or outside the perimeter for hours, WeHo News finds in a special bulletin.

Two people were arrested when police pulled over the suspect's car identified by a valet, but one of them ran, which caused the lock down. “I just got home after waiting for FIVE hours to be able to drive down my street," a resident wrote in an e-mail to the online newspaper. "The police would not let anyone walk to their homes. Twenty people just at Sweetzer and Santa Monica Boulevard. At 2:45am. Not okay. And that was just our section of the perimeter.”

WeHo News made a map (.pdf) showing the large area that was shut down last night. From the Sunset Strip to Waring Ave., the lock down stretched nearly a mile.

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