Caltech and Pasadena City College on Lockdown Over Pursuit Driver on Campus

Police respond to a report of a robbery in Pasadena Thursday July 7, 2022.

Caltech and nearby Pasadena City College were on lockdown Thursday after a man suspected of stealing a lawnmower drove into a campus parking garage.

Police said the man was accused of stealing a lawnmower in the 100 block of Verdugo Avenue in Glendora. Followed by officers, he drover into the parking structure at Pasadena City College.

The college and Caltech were placed on lockdown until police could take him into custody.

"If not on campus, do not come to campus. If on campus, please remain in place until you receive a release of the lock down order," Cal Tech said in a tweet.

At 4:50 p.m., the man was detained and the lockdowns were later lifted.

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