Alert at Pitchess Detention Center due to ‘alarm malfunction’

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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.

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