By Lethbridge Herald on December 16, 2015.
Charges are pending against a 37-year-old man following an incident Wednesday morning that resulted in a brief lockdown at a westside school.
Just before 10 a.m. police responded to a 911 call reporting a male had entered Mike Mountain Horse School along the 100 block of Jerry Potts Boulevard and indicated he was being chased and had a weapon. No weapon was displayed or observed and staff were able to contain the male in an empty room. A lockdown was initiated in accordance with school policy and police were contacted.
The subject was taken into custody without incident a short time later and a search subsequent to arrest resulted in police seizing a hatchet he had been concealing in his coat. Police also conducted a room-by-room search of the school but no other subjects were located.
No one was injured in relation to this incident.
Investigation is ongoing to determine why the male attended the school, but early indications suggest he may have been under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Several charges are pending, including possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.
Until charges are sworn the identity of the male cannot be released
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