Lockdown lifted following reports of armed inmate at downtown LA jail

An hours-long lockdown at a jail in downtown Los Angeles was lifted after reports of a possibly armed inmate, authorities said. 

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, deputies received reports of an inmate with a gun Tuesday afternoon, prompting the department's men's central jail to go on lockdown.

The lockdown was lifted by Wednesday morning. 

No injuries were reported, sheriff's officials said.

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