Barricaded suspect situation underway in Santa Clarita

The public is being asked to avoid the area of Newhall Avenue and 13th Street in Santa Clarita Friday afternoon due to a barricaded suspect.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Santa Clarita Valley division tweeted that they are involved in a barricaded situation with a suspect believed to have stolen a vehicle.

Law enforcement is using the parking lot areas of Hart High School near the Boys and Girls Club to park patrol cars, according to the Sheriff's department. There is no threat at the school or club.

No further information was immediately known. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.