Murrieta PD working active investigation on Winchester Road

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MURRIETA — The Murrieta Police department is investigating an unidentified incident near the parking lot at 39000 Winchester Road Monday, Aug. 31.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. officials announced that southbound Winchester Road was closed at Murrieta Hot Springs Road and northbound Winchester Road was closed at Frontage Road until further notice.

Reports on social media seemed to indicate that police were in a standoff with a weapon-wielding suspect, but Murrieta Police have not confirmed that information.

By 5:48 p.m., the department announced that traffic on Winchester Road was being opened up, but asked the public to avoid the parking lot entirely.

There was no official information about what the incident was regarding and Valley News has reached out to the department for more information.