Man in custody after disturbance at LA Times building

LOS ANGELES - A 28-year-old man suspected of threatening to shoot people at the Los Angeles Times tonight was taken into custody.
A weapon was not found in the building at First and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles, said Lt. Lonnie Benson of the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Station.
The suspect told witnesses he was depressed, didn't mind killing someone, didn't want to go to jail and handed someone a bag of bullets, The Times reported.
The man was not an employee of the newspaper and was believed to be an employee of Vxi Global Solutions, which rents office space in the building, The Times reported.
A perimeter was established around the building when the incident began about 7:30 p.m., said Sgt. Mark Aceves of the LAPD Central Station.
Employees in the building were placed on lockdown and those outside were not allowed back inside until the building was cleared, The Times reported.

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