Cal Baptist Briefly On Lockdown After Pursuit Ends Near Campus

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Cal Baptist University was briefly on lockdown Tuesday night after a pursuit ended with armed robbery suspects on the loose, police said.

Riverside police say the suspects pursued on the 91 Freeway and the chase ended with at least one person in the vehicle running towards the campus.

The school was on lockdown while officers search the campus. The lockdown was lifted just before 10 p.m. and five people were taken into custody Sky 9’s Stu Mundel reported

 

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  1. This was a Crazy scene……. We live right near the area(NEXT TO IT) , we had many Riverside Police Ofcr’s race to the scene(Undercover,CHP,RPD,SWAT,etc) Susp’s were armed and were shooting at officers. Riverside many bad people armed with guns robbed a business near the Plaza and hurt innocent people……Riverside Police Officers responded quickly, found the suspect vehicle and a vehicle pursuit ensued on the 91 freeway exceeding speeds of 120MPH before some of the armed and dangerous suspects fled on foot into the CBU campus. Riverside Police Officers cleared a construction site and took workers and students out of harms way while they searched for the bad guys. A Police K9 Handler grabbed his K9 companion and fled into a dark and dangerous search for armed suspects while Air-1 lit up the area from the sky. Dozens of Officers from RPD and CHP took a calm and collective stance at the situation and handled it well. Officers combed the area not knowing who or what dangerous criminals would be hiding…In heroic fashion, Riverside Police Officers located and arrested all outstanding suspects. Well done RPD, well done. Thank you for your courage, bravery and a job well done… You are all greatly appreciated and not nearly thanked or recognized enough for your service and dedication. California Baptist University experienced a brief lock-down Tuesday evening when Riverside Police notified campus authorities that at least two armed suspects had entered the campus. CBU Public Safety officers sent a lock-down message via the CBU emergency notification system at 8:59 p.m., instructing everyone on campus to “stay inside, lock doors, shelter in place.” The message was sent via email, internet and opt-in text notifications. Riverside police closed off a portion of Diana Avenue along the south side of the CBU campus as officers searched the area around the CBU Events Center. A CBU Public Safety official said Riverside police eventually apprehended three subjects. A subsequent notice to the campus community at 9:18 p.m. announced, “Police have apprehended all suspects. All lock downs are lifted.” Preliminary reports indicate the suspects were among five persons fleeing a police pursuit following an armed robbery in another part of Riverside. After all of the suspects were taken into custody, police continued searching for weapons. Campus officials report there were no injuries and no property damage. Here is what RPD Said, Armed Robbery at Hot Nails on Sunnyside near the plaza. Pursuit ensued by RPD. Suspects entered the 91 and reached speeds of over 120. Suspects stopped at Adam’s/91, two suspects fled and two were taken into custody at the car. The suspects were armed. RPD found the suspects who fled into the CBU campus. Officers are searching for evidence that was tossed by the suspects. All this went on for about 1 1/2 Hour(s). 2 Media Choppers were above, RSO Star 9, RPD Air-1 Was above – Armed Susp. Shot at Police During the Pursuit, Ofcr’s did not return fire. All Riverside Police Departments were notified, Lincoln, Magnolia, Orange Stations were notified, they had about 56 Police Ofcr’s/Units on scene – Some Swat units were on scene. 5 People are arrested and booked. Code 4, Any more info? DM us on Twitter @IEPURSUITS

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