"Heavily armed" man arrested near L.A. gay pride parade

June 12, 2016 5:28 PM

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif -- A man apparently headed to a Los Angeles pride parade, and described as "heavily armed," was arrested overnight in Santa Monica, officials said Sunday.

"An individual here, we believe completely unrelated (to Orlando), who said he was coming to Pride who was heavily armed and was apprehended by Santa Monica police department officials in the area last night," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at a press conference Sunday.

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