Lock down lock down in the US: Officials urge locksmiths to be on alert ahead of national holiday
Lockdowns and other security measures are in place in the United States following the lockdown that began at midnight on Sunday and lasted until about 5 a.m.
Monday, the National Weather Service said.
In the eastern part of the country, the lockdown ended early at 8 a.ms.
“This is a critical time for the lockdowns,” said Brad Tocco, a spokesman for the National Guard.
“We’re going to continue to take precautions to keep our people safe, but we’re not going to be able to respond to all the needs that come up.” “
The lockdowns are taking place with the utmost caution and are taking into account all of the options that are available,” Toccom said.
“We’re going to continue to take precautions to keep our people safe, but we’re not going to be able to respond to all the needs that come up.”
The National Guard, which was formed in 2002 to protect against an attack on the homeland, has increased its number of troops to about 7,000, Tocca said.
Lockdowns in recent years have been linked to possible terrorist activity and heightened national security concerns.
Toccoso said the lockdown was “not something that was planned or coordinated.”
He said officials were also making sure that people who were outside the perimeter and were using cellphones were using them responsibly.
Lockdown in Colorado The National Weather Services office in Colorado Springs said Monday that a lockdown has been declared in the city of Colorado Springs after police said a man who had been involved in a carjacking near the city was shot and killed by officers.
The lockdown began at about 3 a.mi.
Officials said police were searching for a white male who fled the scene of the incident and that he had a firearm.
“Police are on scene of a car jacking near Colorado Springs and a man has been shot and deceased,” the Colorado Springs Police Department tweeted.
The National Guardsman stationed in Colorado is at Fort Collins, officials said.
The Colorado Springs mayor and a sheriff’s deputy were also at the scene, said Chris Burdette, a spokeswoman for the city.
Authorities in nearby Grand Junction also said the man they are searching for is a suspect in a shooting.
The Grand Junction Police Department said the area has been placed on lockdown.
“There is a threat in the area,” the department tweeted.
“Officers have been deployed to the area.”
A Colorado Springs police spokeswoman said police responded to a 911 call from a woman reporting shots fired.
The call came in around 6:30 p.m., according to Grand Junction police.
The city has also activated its emergency alert system.
Lockouts are not the only security measures in place at some schools in Colorado.
Students at Denver-area schools, including Pikes Peak, Pueblo and Fort Collins will be on lockdown, according to Pikes Peaks Schools Superintendent Brian J. Moseley.
Mitzi F. Guevara, superintendent of the Colorado Department of Education, told The Associated Press on Monday that schools are also taking measures to keep students safe.
She said some students may not be allowed to use their laptops.
The state’s top education official said the government is working to help students get to and from school safely.
“I think it is absolutely critical that everyone is safe,” Mosely said.
Schools in Colorado have also imposed a two-hour lock down for students with special needs.
Mavroch, the superintendent, said schools are making the best use of the school day and will try to ensure students get back to class as soon as possible.
“Anytime you are trying to make sure that your students are getting a good start in life, that’s really what we’re doing,” Mavrosky said.
A number of schools in the state are still on lockdown due to a possible shooting.
In Colorado Springs, school officials said that about 100 students and their parents will be evacuated from a private elementary school and that it is being monitored for the safety of all students.
“They are being kept in the school building,” said Pueblos superintendent Chris Perales.
Peralesian said there is a small group of students staying in a gym at the school that has been closed for the day.
“A lot of kids were there for the first day of school,” he said.