LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An inmate tried to escape Friday from the bus bay at the criminal justice center in downtown Los Angeles but was quickly caught, authorities said.

The inmate made his attempt at about 9:15 a.m. from the area where inmates are unloaded and loaded onto buses at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple St., according Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Rouzan.

“He ran, but he only got as far as the security booth,” Rouzan said.

The courthouse was put on lockdown as deputies checked inmate wristbands and made sure all were accounted for, Deputy Caroline Rodriguez said.

She said the inmate was arriving for a court appearance when he attempted the escape.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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