Standoff Reported in Wallingford

Cook Hill Elementary School was put in lockdown for about 20 minutes due to an incident in the neighborhood, a school official said.

The Record-Journal newspaper is reporting that an "emotionally disturbed" man is in custody following a standoff on Schoolhouse Road. No one was injured, the newspaper reported.

The Wallingford Police Department said a full news release will be coming soon.

Cook Hill Elementary School was briefly put in lockdown Friday from 12:40 p.m. to about 1 p.m. as a precaution because of the incident, Cook Hill Principal Carol Mikulski told Patch.

"Everything went smoothly and we were never in imminent danger," Mikulski said. "After about 20 minutes we got a call that the incident was over."

Check back with Wallingford Patch as we get more details. 

Pam Andersen January 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Glad this was posted. We were concerned when 6 police cars sped by our house this afternoon.
Ronald DeRosa January 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Thank you for your comment Pam. I would be concerned if I were in your shoes as well! We are still waiting to get a response from the police and there hasn't been much. As soon as we get more information we'll post it here on Wallingford Patch. - RD, associate regional editor


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