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Suicide Threat Leads to Police Presence

Distraught man near Lake Anne causes search, lockdown.

Fairfax County Police said Lake Anne Elementary was briefly on lockdown Friday morning as police were trying to find a man who was distraught and threatening suicide.

Police said the man was threatening to harm himself about 11 a.m. Friday. Witnesses told police the man went onto one of the bike paths in the Lake Anne area. Police said they did not know if the man was armed.

The police helicopters and the K9 unit were called to help locate the man, who was later safely found. They said the school was on lockdown as a precaution.

Barbara Goddard February 24, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Sincerely hope the man receives the help he needs!!!
Anonamys February 24, 2012 at 09:32 PM
I am one of the fifth grade students who expirienced this lockdown drill
Janet Cochran February 25, 2012 at 05:40 PM
I'm glad the school was aware of the situation and took the appropriate response.
Sidney K. February 27, 2012 at 05:03 AM
So grateful the school took the right precautions.....I have a little one in that school and would be very upset if something bad had happened.....Great move on the part of the school staff!!

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