Police say they have in custody a male hit-and-run suspect who ran onto the USC campus after crashing a truck at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street.
The suspect first ran into the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Building (ASC), prompting campus police and California Highway Patrol to surround and search the building. Students and faculty were stopped from entering.
Several witnesses said they saw the suspect jump off a low balcony from the building and run. Police pursued him with K-9s and made the arrest near Expo Park.
Annenberg Media does not know the identity of the subject, but David Carlisle, the assistant chief of public safety at USC, said the suspect is a parolee.
"I'm told that it was a felony hit and run. If that's true, that means there were injuries involved," Carlisle said.
Students and faculty received text alerts from the Department of Public Safety that said the incident was resolved and the area is now safe.
Updated at 3:13 P.M. to correctly name the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism building.