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Police response puts 4 Covington schools in lockdown

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Nov. 8, 2010 at 4:26 pm with No Comments »
November 8, 2010 4:52 pm

Four schools in Covington were briefly locked down today while King County sheriff’s deputies surrounded the home of a 40-year-old man who had barricaded himself inside with a gun.

It was about 1:30 p.m. when the man’s adult son called 911 to report that he had fought with his father, who then retreated to a bedroom and allegedly loaded a gun.

The son left the house in the 26700 block of 191st Place Southeast while his mother called the Sheriff’s Office.

While deputies surrounded the home and locked down the neighborhood, Cedar Heights, Cedar Valley, Jenkins Creek and Crestwood elementary schools were briefly locked down in case the man escaped.

The man surrendered about 3:15 p.m. and is expected to be booked for fourth degree assault, said Sgt. John Urquhart, sheriff’s spokesman. 

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