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

Search for Man With Hatchet Leads to Elementary School Lockdown



    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.