Search for Man With Hatchet Leads to Elementary School Lockdown - NBC 7 San Diego

Search for Man With Hatchet Leads to Elementary School Lockdown



    Search Continues for Man With Hatchet

    Authorities decided to temporarily lock down Fletcher Hills Elementary School on Sept. 10, 2014 as police searched for a hatchet-wielding suspect. NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports on the status of that search. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014)

    Law enforcement officials in San Diego's East County are on alert for a teenager accused of running through a neighborhood with a hatchet.

    El Cajon Police officers say the commotion started Wednesday when Christopher Wilson, 19, was walking down the street and got into a confrontation with a homeowner, about a block away from Fletcher Hills Elementary.

    Wilson pulled out a hatchet, witnesses say, and ran from the scene, possibly using the street right by the school.

    Fletcher Hills was locked down around 2 a precaution, but there was no direct threat to the school, police say. Students were released one grade at a time about 15 minutes later.

    Officers covered the 2200 block of Chatham Street to chase Wilson, who they call a "dangerous subject," and they eventually zeroed in on one house, where they say the suspect lives.

    However, a search of the house turned up nothing.

    Wilson was described as having spiked hair and wearing a black tank top and jeans.

    The subject's mother was called in to use a bull horn to speak to her son when they thought he was in the house.

    She told NBC 7 Wilson's own father has a restraining order against him.