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Lockdown Lifted For 2 Rutherford Co. Schools

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. - Buchanan Elementary School and Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School were both on a precautionary lockdown Tuesday afternoon while police searched for an armed suicidal man.

Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies and Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter searched for the man who was said to be armed with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Dismissal of the schools was delayed, and parents were notified when to pick up their children.

Officials said the man's wife reported her husband was suicidal and armed and was located at Elam Mill Road at the slab. A deputy noticed him in that area, but the man fled and is still on the run.

The man was described as being a white man wearing a white tank top and either blue jeans or short.

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