Three Spokane schools locked down after man threatens suicide in area
SPOKANE, Wash. — A local man threatening suicide caused three Spokane schools to go on lockdown Thursday morning. That man was later arrested by police.
Spokane Police received a report at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday of a man with a firearm running down the street in the 1000 block of E. Central Ave, threatening suicide.
Nearby schools were immediately put into lockdown.
Responding police officers and detectives found the man running down the street near N. Helena St and W. Joseph Ave. The man was taken into custody. A realistic looking replica of a firearm was found in his bag.
The man was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The schools were locked down as a precaution. No students or faculty were in danger.
The schools reopened after the man was taken into custody.
Police advise that if you, or anyone you know are experiencing a mental health crisis, to call First Call for Help at 509-838-4428. If it is an emergency, call 911 or Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
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