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Brick PD: School Lockdown Was Precautionary After Health Aide Found Man With Gun

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Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick police said the lockdown order at Brick Township High School and Warren H. Wolfe Elementary School on Friday morning was precautionary in nature and unrelated to any events at the schools themselves.

According to Capt. Keith Reinhard, police responded to a residence on Sprucewood Drive at 8:59 a.m. for a report of an armed subject inside a residence. Just prior, he said, a home health aide entered the residence to meet with the homeowner and found the person inside with a weapon. No threats were made towards the home health aide or anyone else, Reinhard said.

The home health aide immediately exited the residence and notified police. Arriving officers set up a perimeter and, as a precaution, placed the two schools on lockdown.

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At approximately 10:45 a.m., police were able to make contact with the homeowner “at which time he was placed into protective custody and taken to Ocean Medical Center for an evaluation,” said Reinhard.

There were no other occupants inside the residence and no one was injured.

Police removed at least one loaded weapon from the residence.  No charges are being filed at this time, Reinhard said, and the investigation is ongoing.