UPDATE: Suicidal Man with Gun Causes Lockdowns in Cheyenne
An armed man threatening suicide prompted the lockdown of five schools in east Cheyenne this (Tuesday) afternoon.
Cheyenne Police Department spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta says officers were called to Cahill Park around 1:30 p.m. after a man with a gun threatened to kill himself.
"After about an hour of negotiations and talking with this individual, we were able to talk him out of the vehicle and transport him for treatment for his suicidal thoughts," said Malatesta.
As a safety measure, East High School, Buffalo Ridge Elementary, Anderson Elementary, Baggs Elementary and Dildine Elementary were placed on lockdown,
"That lockdown was lifted (around 2:20 p.m.) as soon as we had him in custody," said Malatesta. "No officers or anybody else was injured in the event."
An incident with a suicidal person in Cahill Park has prompted the lockdown of five Cheyenne schools in the area.
Police say East High School, Buffalo Ridge Elementary, Anderson Elementary, Baggs Elementary and Dildine Elementary have been locked down for safety reasons.
We will update this story when more information is available.