Laguna Beach residents remained in their apartments Monday afternoon while city police and Orange County Sheriff's deputies searched for a person reportedly carrying a rifle, according to police.

Police received a call at 2:25 p.m. from an employee at Club Laguna apartments, who said he saw a young male with a rifle on Cozumel, not far from El Toro Road, run into one of the buildings, police Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email.

Authorities canvassed the area and received help from a Sheriff's Department helicopter, but were unable to locate the person, Callus said.

Police described him as 15 to 18 years old with a dark, ruddy complexion. He was wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and black shoes, they added.

No one was injured, Callus said.

Anyone with information may call Laguna Beach police at (949) 497-0701.

—Bryce Alderton

Twitter: @AldertonBryce