PASADENA (CNS) — Police on Saturday said a suspect has been arrested in connection with the stab­bing death of a man that prompted the lockdown of a school and forced area res­idents to shel­ter in place.

The suspect has been iden­tified as Telly R. John­son, 41, of Los Angeles, said Pasadena Police Lt. Jason Clawson.

Byron Young Nettles, 52, was stabbed at 9:05 a.m. Friday in front of an apartment building, ac­cording to Pasadena Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.

Paramedics took Nettles to a hospital, where he later died from his wounds, Clawson said.

Nettles lived in and man­aged the apartment build­ing, according to media re­ports, but it was un­clear wheth­er Johnson had any connection to the build­ing or the victim.

“Robbery-homicide de­tect­ives responded to the scene for further in­ves­tig­a­tion,” Clawson said. “Pre­lim­inary investigation sug­gests the incident was not random in nature. A motive for the stabbing remains under investigation.”

Officers set up a per­im­eter containment to search for Johnson, who fled on foot, Derderian said.

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