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Attempted Murder Suspect Caught After Chatsworth High Locked Down

CHATSWORTH (CBS) — An attempted murder suspect has been taken into custody by police near Chatsworth High School.

The search followed a short foot pursuit after the suspect, described as armed and dangerous, was reported in the area of Limerick and Vintage and Merridy and Cozycroft at about 11 a.m., police said.

A perimeter was set up in the area of Mayall and Cozycroft.

The school was locked down as a precaution, Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Susan Cox said. The lockdown was lifted around 1 p.m. when the suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect was identified as Dejon Palmer, 19, of Los Angeles.

Palmer was booked on suspicion of attempted murder.

He is one of two suspects wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred on November 10.

Palmer was recognized by a school police officer and tracked using a helicopter and police dogs, according to officer Karen Rayner.

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