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Updated at 12:18pm: Story updated to clarify that no arrest was made in Coronado in the multi-city fugitive search.
CORONADO, CA (February 12, 2013) – Coronado Police officers, responding to a report of a man walking down the street with a rifle, located the man, a federal agent in Coronado attempting to make a fugitive arrest.
At 8:46 a.m., two Coronado officers on a traffic stop were approached by two women with strollers who reported that a friend saw a man with a rifle in the 500 block of E Avenue. Within minutes, all area Coronado schools were ordered to go into lockdown or were in lockdown.
The officers made contact with the friend who saw the man to get more information. Once the man was located, Coronado Police were able to determine through official identification that the man was a federal agent. The lockdown was lifted by 8:55 a.m.
The agency has apologized for the lack of notification and the city will follow up on the matter. No arrest was made in Coronado; the federal agency was participating in a multi-city search.
Senior Coronado Police Officer Marc Langlais, who was at the scene, said it is important for the community to report incidents such as this as soon as possible to law enforcement officials.
“If you see something, say something to the police, not a friend or a family member.” Langlais said. “Call 911 immediately.”
Langlais said this helps protect everyone involved, the community and the law enforcement agencies.
The Coronado Unified School District released this statement: Today February 12, 2013 at approximately 8:50 AM the Coronado Police Department ordered all Coronado Unified School District facilities into lockdown mode. The district staff complied immediately with the lockdown order. Fifteen minutes later the lockdown order was lifted and all schools returned to normal operations without incident. The district would like to thank the Coronado Police Department for their prompt reaction and efficient communication.
Senior Management Analyst
City Manager’s Office
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