Entries in Lockdown (7)


Temporary Lockdown of DNC Arena Leaves Attendees, Donors Stranded

Alex Wong/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Talk about pressing the flesh. The Time Warner Cable Arena, which is hosting the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., went on lockdown Wednesday night, with close to 200 people outside the entrance literally pressed up against the glass doors trying to get in.

Fire marshals on the scene said the building was “temporarily” at capacity. The temporary hold momentarily left donors, attendees and media that were not already in the arena stranded, unable to enter the complex or reach the floor.

A fire marshal said the situation was “going to get worse when the president comes.”

Former President Bill Clinton was scheduled to speak at Wednesday night’s event, and President Obama will be in the arena to watch.

The lockdown started just before 9 p.m. But moments later, as the number of unhappy delegates and dignitaries piled up outside, local police opened the doors to let 1,000 more people into the arena, and people streamed in.

However, police then told crowds still locked out that the arena was at capacity, and some delegates -- including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York -- and members of crowd appeared to be giving up on their chances of getting in Wednesday night.

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Shot Fired at Arizona High School Baseball Game

Zoonar/Thinkstock(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- An Arizona high school is on lockdown Thursday after a report of a shooting at a baseball game, ABC affiliate KGUN reported.

There was no indication that anyone had been injured.

District Superintendent Dr. Richard Rundhaugh said an adult fired a shot at another adult at the baseball game at Willcox High School, the report said. The adult who fired the gun was in custody, and police were looking for another person, Rundhaugh told KGUN.

Rundhaugh said all students attending the game were safe. Earlier news reports suggested at least one person was injured.

The Willcox Police Department refused to answer any questions, stating that it would issue a media release shortly.

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NC Community College Locked Down After Reports of Gunman

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- A community college in Raleigh, N.C., was put on lockdown Tuesday morning after a gunman was spotted near the main campus, ABC News affiliate WTVD-TV reported.

Around 10:30 a.m., Wake Technical Community College (@waketechcc) tweeted that the "Main Campus lockdown has been lifted."

No other details were immediately available at the time.

The lockdown was prompted after 9 a.m., when police say they received a call about an armed person on campus.

Wake Tech then issued a message on its website, saying: "Lock Down procedures are in effect for Main Campus. No one is allowed in or off of Main Campus at this time."

The entrance to the school was blocked off by authorities, WTVD reported, but traffic nearby was not affected.

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East Carolina University Locked Down on Report of Man Carrying Gun

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(GREENVILLE, N.C.) -- A lockdown at East Carolina University has been lifted, about three hours after police reported spotting a man with an assault rifle near the campus.

“The situation has ended and there is no threat to the campus at this time,” ECU news services office spokeswoman Jeannine Manning-Hutson told ABC News.

The school, located in Greenville, N.C., was on lockdown for about three hours following a security camera sighting of a man believed to be carrying an assault weapon, a backpack and a cowboy hat.

No one was taken into custody, but authorities are still investigating.

Manning-Hutson said Greenville police spotted the man on security cameras and reported the sighting to the ECU police.

No shots were fired and the ECU police is working with the Greenville Police Department and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department to investigate the sighting.

At 10:11 a.m., the school sent out an alert reporting an armed individual and the instructions to “secure offices and buildings.”

Residence halls were locked and all campus buildings were searched by authorities.

The school has an enrollment of nearly 28,000 students.

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Ten Schools Locked Down During Dragnet for Attempted Cop Shooter

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- Ten schools are locked down, major roadways are closed, and residents have been told to stay indoors as South Carolina police search for a gunman who shot at cops Friday morning.

The man allegedly opened fire around 10 a.m. Friday morning as Greenville County police tried to pull him over for improperly displaying a license plate on his silver Yukon SUV. He began shooting at the officers as he pulled over, and then ran into a nearby apartment complex.

Police are now searching the area to try and locate the gunman.

No one was injured in the gunfire, police said.

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Arizona Air Force Base Lockdown Ends; Report of Standoff False

John Foxx/Thinkstock(TUSCON, Ariz.) -- A lockdown was lifted at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, after reports of a possibly armed intruder in a base building turned out to be unfounded.

Col. John Cherrey, commander of the 355th Fighter Squadron, came to the base's main gate at 9 p.m. ET and told local reporters that a search of the "old dorm" building did not turn up a suspect or a weapon.

"No gunman or weapon was found," Cherrey said, "and the building was declared secure."

Earlier, a U.S. official confirmed a local report that an individual with a weapon was holed up in the building.

Federal law enforcement officials told ABC News that the FBI was assisting with the matter.

The lockdown was imposed as officials tried to chase down a report of a suspicious person, possibly with a gun, going into the old dorm.

"Earlier today, somebody was seen carrying something that might have been a weapon, no one knows what that was, but it's our duty to investigate," Tech. Sgt. Russ Martin said.

Though no shots had been fired and no one was hurt, the base enacted its Crisis Action Mode, which included a campus-wide lockdown, automated alert messages sent to people on base and the response of emergency vehicles to the base.

An individual on base told ABC News that he had received an email saying to stay inside, away from the windows, but had not been told about a shooter.

An individual seen being loaded into an ambulance during the lockdown was a woman who went into labor during the lockdown -- simply a case of "bad timing," Martin said.

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Report of Suspicious Death Throws Maryland Hospital Into Lockdown

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BETHESDA, Md.) -- Police in Maryland locked down a Bethesda hospital Saturday while they investigated the death of an employee who reportedly suffered trauma to his upper body.

Local reports said Montgomery County police were dispatched to the Suburban Hospital to investigate a possible stabbing.

A statement posted to the hospital's website Saturday morning said that police were investigating an assault. A source told ABC News affiliate WJLA that the victim, a 40-year-old male, died as a result of his injuries.

Police spent nearly four hours combing the building, but their search for a suspect came up blank.

No other injuries were reported.

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