By CBSLA Staff

SYLMAR (CBSLA) — All staff and students were evacuated safely after reports of a man with a rifle prompted the lockdown of Sylmar High School Monday afternoon.

According to Los Angeles School Police, the man was said to be in an apartment complex near the north side perimeter of the high school.

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Officers were gathering staff on campus and escorting them to a safe location.

As of 2:12 p.m., the LASPD reported all staff and students had been safely evacuated off-campus. 

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By 2:51 p.m., the suspect has been taken into custody and the high school was removed from lockdown.