Elmont Elementary briefly locked down out of caution as officers investigate plea for help

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department has a presence in the 6500 block of NW Elmont Road in northern Shawnee County. That’s just north and east of U.S. Highway 75 and NW 62nd street.

A tweet from the department said they will provide more information soon.

A Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office vehicle sits in front of Elmont Elementary.

Elmont Elementary School had been locked down for a period of time out of an abundance of caution according to the sheriff’s department. The lock down has since been lifted.

A male who called the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department told deputies “he needed help” according to the department.

Deputies were unsure if the man had a weapon. This is a developing story.

Shawnee County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the 6500 block of Elmont Road, north of Topeka, Tuesday, just after noon.

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