Police were in a standoff Wednesday with a motorist in an allegedly stolen van who led officers on a brief chase in the South Los Angeles area.
The chase led to the area of 59th Street and Budlong Avenue, where the vehicle stopped at about 11 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
No weapons were displayed by the suspect, police said. The standoff was continuing early Wednesday afternoon.
As a precaution, nearby John Muir Magnet Middle School, Budlong Elementary School, and Parks Huerta Early Education Center were placed on lockdown, according to Los Angeles school police.