UPDATED: Man With Knife Chases Assumption High School Students

Tuesday May 6th, 2014

Posted at 3:40pm

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Assumption High School was under a lockdown, Tuesday afternoon, after a man chased students with a knife.

Police say a group of students left Assumption High School to have lunch at McDonalds. A man began chasing the students North on Huron Church with a knife in his hand. The students were able to get away from the suspect.

Police say the suspect told another group of students that he would be “waiting until lunch is over.”

When the students returned from lunch, they notified a school staff member that the man was coming towards the school and was chasing after them. The school was immediately placed on a hold and secure by staff and police were notified.

Police say the suspect did approach the front of the school and was advised by staff that he could not enter the building. The suspect left the area without incident.

Police located the suspect in the 1000 block of Dot Avenue and arrested him. Police recovered a folding knife in the front of the school.

Ahmad Othman, 22, is charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and uttering threats.

There’s no indication as to why the man chased students with the knife.

Catholic School Board Chief Communications Officer Sherrilynn Colley-Vegh says the building was secure during the threat. “Assumption College Catholic high school and the Catholic Education Center were placed into a hold and secure until such time as the police were able to locate the source of the threat.”

The hold and secure was lifted at 1:16pm.

No one was injured in the incident.

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