Santa Cruz Police on Tuesday afternoon locked down a neighborhood off Laurel Street between Walti and Chestnut streets as they searched for a suspect who was possibly armed.
The department made the announcement through its social media just after 3:40pm Tuesday.
Police lifted the lockdown at 5:07pm, saying that officers would continue the search for the suspect outside of downtown. Police say the suspect is wanted for a felony.
A witness who lives on Felix Street said SCPD was in the area since around 1pm. Police were using a drone to search for the suspect, the witness said.
This story will be updated.