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Armed man causes brief lockdown of Murfreesboro schools

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

Two Murfreesboro schools were briefly placed on lockdown as police tried to apprehend a man armed with a gun who appeared to be in an agitated state of mind.

Police said Siegel Middle and Erma Siegel Elementary schools on Thompson Lane were placed on lockdown as police responded to the incident on Majesty Drive.

Officers were able to convince the man to place the gun on the ground. Police said the man appeared to suffer from dementia or other mental condition, causing confusion and agitation.

He was transported to the VA hospital for evaluation and treatment.

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