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Armed driver sparks lockdown at eastside school

According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, the man had a shotgun or rifle in the front seat of his vehicle and drove back and forth in front of Marshall Elementary, 9066 E. 29th Street, Image courtesy of Google Street View.
Posted at 12:09 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 16:15:08-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson police lifted a lockdown Friday at an eastside elementary school after they tracked down an armed man who had driven by the school repeatedly.

According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, the man had a shotgun or rifle in the front seat of his vehicle and drove back and forth in front of Marshall Elementary, 9066 E. 29th Street. A crossing guard called 911.

Police placed the school on lockdown while they looked for the vehicle. They found it parked at a home, and observed that the vehicle had a gun mount in the center console.

Officers told the man that driving by a school with a weapon could cause concern.

The mount in the vehicle was legal and no charges or citations were issued.