A man was arrested and a Belmont County school put on lockdown for a brief time Friday morning after a parent reported a masked suspicious person walking near the school.
Shadyside police said a parent called in and reported that they had seen someone dressed in full camouflage gear wearing a mask, possibly carrying a weapon, walking near Jefferson Elementary School.
School administrators were notified immediately and the school was placed on lockdown. By 11:30 a.m., the lockdown had been lifted for some time and school officials said all students are safe.
Shadyside Assistant Police Chief Donny Coletti said he had an idea who the suspect might be and he responded to a nearby mobile home park. There, Coletti found a suspect who matched the description called in by the parent.
The weapon in question was a bow and arrows, which Coletti said he recovered at the time of the suspect's arrest.
The man was transported to the Belmont County Jail on charges of inducing panic and having weapons under disability.
The suspect's name was not released as of 11:20 a.m.
Bridgeport police, Bellaire police, the Belmont County Sheriff's Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol also responded to the incident.
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