By Gilbert Bernal
Signal Staff Writer
Castaic residents were alerted by a siren from Pitchess Detention Center that went off not long after midnight on Monday.
Community members took to social media, following the wailing sound that went off just before 1 a.m. at the local jail.
Maria Lucero, Los Angeles County deputy with the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, confirmed the alarm was due to a technical failure.
“It was an alarm malfunction,” Lucero said, adding that no inmate had escaped custody.