Coronado Schools Locked Down Following Report of Man with Gun

Coronado police quickly responded and identified man with gun as U.S. Marshal

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    A U.S. Marshal working as part of fugitive task force prompted the lockdown of several schools on Coronado Tuesday morning.

    Coronado police responded to the report of a man with a gun near two schools in the middle of the community.

    Two women with strollers approached two police officers at 8:46 a.m. with the report of a man carrying a rifle in the 500 block of E Avenue officials said.

    "Within minutes, all area Coronado schools were ordered to go into lockdown or were in lockdown," according to Janine Zúñiga with the Coronado City Manager's office.

    Coronado police quickly responded and identified man with gun as U.S. Marshal according to the city officials.

    The marshal was taking part in a fugitive task force operation near the schools. Initial reports that an arrest was made were incorrect.

    Within 15 minutes, the lockdown was lifted.

    While city officials said they will follow up with the federal agency in charge of the task force operation, they also wanted to remind the public to report incidents like this as soon as possible by calling 911.