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Two Belleville Schools Placed on Brief Lockdown Tuesday

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – Union School and Lindenwood University were put on a brief lockdown Tuesday afternoon.

Belleville police say they got a report of a person possibly armed behind the institutions near some rail road tracks.

Law enforcement from several agencies responded.

At 2:40 p.m. a white male in his late 20s or early 30s wearing jeans and a red T-shirt was in handcuffs and was taken into Union School by police

A Lindenwood student tells KMOX that he’s received a text around 3:00 p.m. saying the all clear has been given.

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