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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday May 6th, 2021 :: 02:24 p.m. PDT


LASD aware of video on social media platforms of incident in Lancaster. Review of tactics & policy directed.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is aware of a video circulating social media platforms depicting an incident that occurred on April 30th, 2021, near the intersection of Division Street and East Avenue J in the City of Lancaster.

During the incident, a deputy detained an armed suspect. A crowd of bystanders began to form, and additional deputies arrived before the suspect was taken into custody.

As a result of that interaction, the Sheriff’s Department has directed an in-depth review of our policy and tactics.

The suspect was in possession of a loaded handgun with an extended high capacity magazine. The suspect was not injured during the incident. The incident was captured on the deputy’s body worn camera.

"If You See Something, Say Something"
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.
Ali Villalobos
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
501 W Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
Station (661) 948-8466
Desk (661) 524-2154
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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
501 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-948-8466

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