Ontario standoff

Members of Ontario Police Department, Ontario Fire Department and Ontario State Police are on scene at a property in Ontario near May Roberts Elementary School, which is on lockdown.

ONTARIO — Police have closed off multiple blocks in Ontario near Beck-Kiwanis Park as multiple agencies are on scene attempting to arrest a man who is barricaded inside a house in the 600 block of Northwest Sixth Street.

According to Javier Marquez of Ontario State Police, the house is a duplex. Marquez said the police believe that the suspect is the sole occupant of the house and the adjacent unit has been evacuated.

Directly across the street from the property is May Roberts Elementary School, which was in lockdown on Thursday morning, according to Ontario School District Public Relations and Communications Coordinator Taryn Smith. Smith said the lockdown was lifted before noon. 

She said the lockdown procedure for the school means the school is secured, but classes are running as usual inside the building.

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