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Los Angeles police Thursday were operating almost normally after they briefly went on a modified tactical alert in response to the mass shootings at a San Bernardino treatment center for people with developmental disabilities.

The Los Angeles Police Department, which was already on heightened alert due to the recent Paris terror attacks, did not immediately mobilize or change its posture following the 11 a.m. Wednesday shooting at the Inland Regional Center that killed 14 people and injured 17 others.

By mid-afternoon, however, a modified tactical alert was declared, extending officers’ shifts, according to Officer Aareon Jefferson. He said LAPD captains and watch commanders are aware of the situation in San Bernardino and are responding with appropriate precautions. Under a full tactical alert, only priority calls would be answered.

The modified tactical alert was lifted shortly after 5:30 p.m., when two suspects in the shooting were confirmed to be dead.

—City News Service

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