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Police search for gun-toting man who sparked Millcreek school shutdown

First Published Apr 23 2013 07:55 am • Last Updated Apr 24 2013 08:49 am

Police continued Tuesday to search for a pistol-toting man whose behavior triggered a lockdown of a Millcreek elementary school all day Monday.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the suspect — described as 6-foot Latino in his 20s, 170 pounds, with short dark hair and wearing a tan coat and blue jeans — had not yet been located.

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Meanwhile, operations at Roosevelt Elementary School, 3225 S. 800 East had returned normal Tuesday morning.

About 9 a.m. Monday a teaching assistant spotted the suspect walking around cars in the school’s parking lot, carrying a semi-automatic handgun. At one point, the suspect was seen to pull the gun’s slide back and rack a round into the weapon’s chamber.

Granite School District officials placed the school on lock down until the end of the school day as a precaution, and officers were stationed at the school for the day.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call UPD at 801-743-7000.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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