Thurston

Manhunt for possible armed man prompts Thurston HS lockdown

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - While police search for a possibly armed war veteran with PTSD, Thurston High School went Code Blue and locked down the campus Wednesday morning.

Students were never in any danger, police later said. The wanted man was not armed when he was taken into custody.

But as officers responding to a domestic dispture at 8:30 a.m., authorities erred on the side of caution and locked down the school, a mile and a half walk from the man's last known vacation.

The victim, who appeared to have facial injuries, told officers her husband had left out the back door. She told police her husband suffers from war-related PTSD and may have left wearing a pistol in a holster.

He was taken into custody without incident about a mile from his home on Forest Ridge. He was not armed at the time, although there were several guns at his home.

Police charged the 25-year-old with fourth degree and assault. Police said they seized the guns found in the man's home.