Apr 23, 2014 3:58 PM
Two Redding Elementary schools were briefly locked down this afternoon because of a gunman in the area.
Cypress Elementary and Juniper Elementary schools in Redding were locked down at approximately 12:30 p.m. Police received a call about a man with a handgun at the Safeway on 2275 Pine Street. The man fled the scene on a bicycle.
Police caught and arrested the man a few minutes later on Parkview Avenue near Leland Avenue.
The man was in possession of a loaded handgun and Redding Police identified him as James Noyes 26, of Redding.
He was booked into the Shasta County Jail for illegally carrying a loaded firearm and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
The elementary schools were on lockdown for approximately 20 minutes.
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