Dubuque schools locked down after report of man with gun
Written by Eric Page, Assistant News Director - email
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -
Dubuque Senior High School students were locked down for a short time on Wednesday after reports of a man with a gun in a backyard.
Officers were called to a home near the intersection of Glen Oak Street and Rosedale Avenue at around 12:16 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported a man in the backyard with a gun, according to Lt. Scott Baxter.
When officers arrived, they determined the man's behavior was "consistent with someone considering harming himself."
Officers immediately established a perimeter and a lockdown of area schools was recommended as a precaution.
Only Senior High School went on lockdown with remaining students and staff on premises, according to police. The other two schools in the area -- Washington Junior High and St. Anthony and Our Lady of Guadalupe -- had already released students.
Baxter says that officers talked with the man for 45 minutes before he dropped the gun and surrendered peacefully at 1:16 p.m.
He was taken to Mercy Hospital for evaluation.
No one was injuries were reported and no charges are pending at this time.
Thursday, July 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:45:46 GMT
The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a crash coming from another room and didn't immediately check to see if his daughters...More >>
The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said Thursday.More >>
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.