Armed suspect causes lockdown at Sumter County school

Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 3:12 PM EDT
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SUMTER COUNTY, Ga. (WTVM) - An armed suspect was arrested after causing a Sumter County school to be placed on lockdown, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says.

According to authorities, the incident occurred on Oct. 6, around 1:45 p.m., on Bumphead Road in Americus.

The suspect was seen running toward the school, causing the school officials to order a lockdown.

Americus Police Department and the sheriff’s office apprehended the suspect and took them into custody.

The lockdown has since been lifted.