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Clearwater school, day care put on lockdown after report of armed man

CLEARWATER — Belleair Elementary School and a nearby day care center were briefly placed on lockdown this afternoon after police received a report of an armed person in the area.

A man told police that he was chased by a man with a gun in the 1100 block of Lakeview Road, near the elementary school and the Building Blocks day care center.

The schools were locked down at 12:20 p.m. Police officers searched the area but didn't find an armed suspect. They believe he fled the area in a vehicle.

The lockdown was lifted shortly before 1 p.m.

Clearwater police have not determined if the suspect was actually armed or why he was chasing the victim. No one was hurt.

Clearwater school, day care put on lockdown after report of armed man 01/07/13 [Last modified: Monday, January 7, 2013 6:11pm]

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