Twin Towers Jail Facility Placed On Lockdown After False Dorner Sighting
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Twin Towers jail facility was on lockdown Friday following an unconfirmed report of someone matching the general description of triple homicide suspect Christopher Dorner was seen in the area.
KNX 1070’s Claudia Peshchiutta reports a lockdown order was issued around 6 a.m. after a female employee of the jail saw a man leaning on a wall near near the parole hearing area.
“She passed a gentleman fitting his description standing near the back of the jail. He said ‘Good morning’ to her, he was very cordial . . . When she went inside to her module, she saw that he did resemble Mr. Dorner,” Cmdr. Paul Pietrantoni said.
Authorities took extra precautions because Dorner’s ex-wife works at the jail as a narcotics officer.
Officials blocked off the streets around the jail, located at 450 Bauchet Street, as Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies patrolled the area.
The jail was placed on containment as a precaution. Deputies were seen standing in riot gear outside the facility.
The lockdown was later lifted after authorities determined the report was unfounded.