Man Training for Marathon Prompts School Lockdown in Wildwood Crest, NJ
Police in Wildwood Crest say a man training for a marathon prompted a school lockdown Monday morning.
The incident happened at around 8:00 at the Crest Memorial School on Pacific Avenue.
That's when officials with the Wildwood Crest Police Department received a report of a man possibly wearing a bulletproof vest near the school. That prompted the building to be put on lockdown.
Officers were initially unable to find the suspect, however, after a search involving numerous law enforcement agencies, the man was located and they learned he was wearing a weighted running vest as part of a training routine for an upcoming marathon.
At no time were any threats made towards the school.