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Lockdown is lifted at Cambridge school after police search couldn’t find potentially armed suspect

The Amigos School in Cambridge was placed on lockdown and Andrew Street was closed for about an hour Monday afternoon while police investigated reports of a man who was suspected to be carrying weapons in the area, Cambridge police said.

Police first received reports that a white male wearing cargo pants and a dark-colored hoodie was in a residence on Andrew Street with a gun and a knife around 2:30 p.m., said Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick.

The lockdown was lifted and officers cleared the scene at 3:59 p.m. after locating the man who was the subject of the report inside the home, Warnick said.

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They determined the man was not a threat and the incident was not criminal in nature, Warnick said. The man was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

No injuries were reported, but Warnick said issuing a shelter-in-place warning is a rare occurrence in Cambridge.

“We have to treat any of these reports seriously,” he said. “This is a unique event.”


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