UPDATE: SWAT situation ends in Hamilton neighborhood, school lockdown lifted

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Man Surrenders to Police

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UPDATE @ 11:24 a.m.

A man came out of the home with his hands up at about 11:20 a.m., and he laid down on the front lawn and several officers took him into custody.

Officials were leaving the scene as of about 11:40 a.m., and the lockdown at Linden Elementary School nearby ended at 11:35 a.m., according to Hamilton Schools officials.

Hamilton police responded to the 900 block of Foster Avenue on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, for a man who was threatening self-harm. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
Hamilton police responded to the 900 block of Foster Avenue on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, for a man who was threatening self-harm. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

INITIAL REPORT

A Hamilton police and SWAT response to a report of a person threatening self-harm caused a lockdown this morning at a nearby elementary school.

Police remain on the scene of a home in 900 block of Foster Avenue, according to Hamilton police Sgt. Richard Burkhardt. Units from Hamilton and Fairfield are on the scene.

The response this morning caused a lockdown at Linden Elementary, Hamilton Schools said. The lockdown is still under effect.

Hamilton Schools released this statement:

The safety of our students and staff is a priority for the Hamilton City School District.

Linden Elementary School received a phone call today from law enforcement to go into a lockout due to a person who has barricaded himself in a house near the school.

The lockout was external only, this means that no individual was permitted to enter or exit the building, but classes continued uninterrupted within the building.

At no time were students or staff in danger.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.