Vu Chau | Capital Public Radio
A woman holding a gun outside Clyde W. Needham Elementary School Monday morning was taken into custody by Lodi Police after a three-hour standoff. The incident prompted classes to be canceled for the rest of the day.
The armed woman was reported to have been sitting in a trailer that's attached to a Jeep parked in front of the school for the past few days, and making threats against her own life.
Streets surrounding campus were blocked from traffic at 6:30 a.m. Neighbors, parents and students were also told to stay away from the area until further notice.
The woman stepped out of the trailer and surrendered to the officers on site at approximately 9:20 a.m.
Tactical activity by Needham School at Chestnut and Pleasant. Please stay clear of the area.— Lodi Police Dept (@LodiPolice) September 19, 2016
Please stay out of the area of Chestnut and Pleasant. We have a tactical situation that is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/Cn8ZPfGN5q— Lodi Police Dept (@LodiPolice) September 19, 2016
Area surrounding Needham school is safe and our officers are. Learning the area. Thank you for all your support... https://t.co/siJsI37sIz— Lodi Police Dept (@LodiPolice) September 19, 2016
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