CANOGA PARK (CBS) — Authorities locked down two San Fernando Valley schools Thursday following a fugitive search.
Canoga Park Elementary summer school and Faith Baptist were locked down for nearly two hours while the suspect was on the loose.READ MORE: Suspect Runs Into Walmart At The End Of Pursuit Before Getting Arrested
Police first caught the man around noon at a hotel after they searched the area of Topanga Canyon Boulevard to Farralone Avenue and Saticoy Street to Elkwood Street.
Officers tried to arrest the suspect on a warrant at that location, but he got into a scuffle with them and then ran off.READ MORE: Sacramento Surgeon Under Fire For Making Virtual Court Appearance While Operating On Patient
Police set up a perimeter and locked down the schools.
They eventually brought in a canine unit. The dog went directly to the hotel room where officers attempted the initial arrest and found the man hiding.MORE NEWS: High Schools Gear Up For Football Games Following Announcement To Resume Outdoor Sports In Inland Empire
Besides facing the $20,000 misdemeanor warrant, the suspect now faces charges of battery on an officer.