DP logoBy Kristina Pritchett

Palisades Elementary School went under a lockdown on Monday while police searched for man who may have been suicidal and carrying a weapon, police said.

Lt. Mark Stichter, public information officer for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, said the school initiated “a shelter in place between 1 and 2:30 p.m.”

“There was a residence nearby where deputies were looking for a male who was threatening to kill himself, and there was a possibility he had a handgun,” Stichter said.

Stichter said the school was not threatened, and they initiated the shelter in place as a precaution.

He said the man was not located at the residence, but returned later in the evening.

“Deputies were called again and took him into custody without incident,” Stichter said and added he was taken to a nearby hospital.


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