Update as of 5:09 p.m.:
A suspect was shot and killed by a local sheriff’s deputy in the Valencia Industrial Center Thursday, prompting a shutdown of the intersection of Rye Canyon Road and Stanford Avenue.
A suspect was shot by a local sheriff’s deputy in the Valencia Industrial Center Thursday, prompting a shutdown of the intersection of Rye Canyon Road and Stanford Avenue.
“We are working on a deputy-involved shooting,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, said at the scene.
The shooting happened shortly after 1:10 p.m. on the 25700 block of Rye Canyon Road, Miller said.
The man who was shot was not yet identified. No information was yet available on his medical condition.
“No deputies were injured,” Miller said.
Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were dispatched to the intersection of Rye Canyon Road at The Old Road at 12:50 p.m. for reports of a person experiencing some sort of psychological problem.
“We received the call as a psych rescue,” said Austin Bennett, spokesman for the Fire Department.
There was no report of a gunshot received by the Fire Department, he said.
Paramedics got to the scene of the psychological rescue at 12:53 p.m., Bennett said.
No one was transported from the scene by paramedics, he said.
The call of a “psych rescue with ALS” was placed by a deputy, Bennett said, referring to advanced life support.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies urged local residents to avoid the Rye Canyon and Avenue Stanford area Thursday afternoon.
“I don’t have a lot of information right now except that there was a deputy-involved shooting,” Miller said. “Deputies are OK,” but they are blocking a fairly large section of the area near Avenue Stanford, Avenue Scott and Rye Canyon.
“That’s about all I have now because its a very fluid situation,” Miller added.
Fire Department officials said their units left the scene around 1:34 p.m. with no reports of injuries.