Law enforcement stopped an armed man in body armor from entering federal building in downtown Los Angeles

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The Edward R. Roubal Federal Building.
Edward R. Roybal Center and Federal Building in Los Angeles, California on September 10, 2017. Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images
  • Federal law enforcement officers stopped an armed man from entering a federal building in LA on Wednesday.

  • A spokesperson with the Los Angeles division of the FBI confirmed to Insider that the agency is investigating the incident.

  • The man was trying to enter the parking garage of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building.

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Federal police detained an armed man who was attempting to enter the parking garage of a federal building in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

Officers with the Federal Protective Service, the security police division of the Department of Homeland Security, apprehended the man around 1:30 p.m. local time as he tried to enter the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building, a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson told Spectrum News 1 SoCal.

The man was wearing body armor and had multiple loaded firearms and knives in his car, the statement said.

Contract Protective Security Officers stopped the man after spotting a firearm inside his vehicle, according to DHS.

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A spokesperson with the Los Angeles division of the FBI confirmed to Insider that the agency is investigating the incident along with the Federal Protective Service and local law enforcement partners.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department directed questions to the FBI.

The incident is under investigation by the Federal Protection Service, with assistance from the LAPD and FBI.

The man has not been identified.

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