School on lockdown and male in custody after possible weapon seen in Brampton
Published September 27, 2023 at 1:22 pm
One person is in custody, a school was in lockdown and four others were placed on hold-and-secure orders after a possibly armed male was seen in Brampton.
Peel Regional Police said several schools in the area of Elbern Markell Drive and Lanark Circle were placed on hold-and-secure orders shortly before 12 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 27) after receiving calls about a “male possibly seen with a weapon.”
A police spokesperson confirmed that a total of five schools were placed on hold-and-secure, and while four of the orders were lifted around 1 p.m. one of the schools was put into lockdown. Police have not disclosed the names of the schools.
Police say one male has been taken into custody but a spokesperson could not confirm whether a weapon had been recovered. No injuries have been reported.
Police say that the lockdown has now been lifted but did not disclose any additional details about the incident.
Unlike a full lockdown where there is a possible internal threat that needs containment, a hold-and-secure is used by police when it’s believed there is an external threat.
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– Elbern Markell Dr/ Lanark Cl #Brampton
– Reports of male possibly seen with a weapon
– A large police presence
– A number of schools in Hold & Secure as precaution
– Please avoid the area
– No confirmed threat
– C/R at 11:55 a.m.
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) September 27, 2023