Heavily armed man detained trying to enter garage of downtown L.A. federal building

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A heavily armed man drove this truck to Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown L.A.
A heavily armed man drove this truck to Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown L.A. before he was stopped by security officers who noticed a firearm in his vehicle. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Officials apprehended a heavily armed man Wednesday morning attempting to enter the parking garage of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown L.A.

The man was stopped by security officers who noticed a firearm in his vehicle, according to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security.

The man was wearing body armor and multiple loaded firearms and knives were found in the vehicle.

Jim Goodwin, a spokesperson for the Federal Protective Service, said the man was arrested about 9:35 a.m. He could not immediately provide information about his identity.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, which guards federal buildings across the country, is investigating the incident.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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