Suspect in custody following Hoppin lockdown

Hoppin Elementary School was in lockdown mode twice Thursday following reports of a suspicious man possibly in possession of a gun.

The first lockdown took place following a call from Central Dispatch, which reported the situation to Hoppin personnel at 10:45. The school went into lockdown for nearly a half hour until the Three Rivers Police Department confirmed the situation was handled.

At 12:15, however, Hoppin staff was advised to again return the school to lockdown status with no movement allowed inside the building. Entry into the school was also prohibited.

Three Rivers officers were on hand at the school’s normal dismissal time of 3:05 and the end-of-day procedure took place without incident, authorities said.

The suspect who prompted the two lockdowns was eventually taken into custody. Further details were not available late Thursday.

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