By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles was under lockdown Tuesday as authorities investigated reports of a suspect with a gun inside the facility.

Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau confirmed that deputies were investigating reports of an armed suspect.

Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a search of the facility. The jail will remain on lockdown until the search is complete.

No additional details were immediately known.