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Police: Maryland Elementary School Intruder Charged

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    Suspicious Man in Custody After Md. School Lockdown

    A man acting strangely entered a Maryland elementary school Friday afternoon prompting an active shooter 911 call. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports a staff member saw something that looked like a gun, but no gun has been found. (Published Friday, June 7, 2019)

    A man accused of entering a Maryland elementary school and making threatening statements to a staff member is facing multiple charges.

    The Prince George's County Police Department on Saturday identified the suspect as 35-year-old Ricard Campbell. Court records show charges against the Upper Marlboro resident include robbery and disorderly conduct.

    Officers searched Patuxent Elementary School Friday after receiving a call of an active shooter. They determined no shots had been fired and escorted children and adults who were in an after-school care program.

    Police later arrested Campbell. They determined he had a grill lighter that a school staff member had "perceived" as a possible weapon.

    Police say Campbell robbed someone at the school of a piece of jewelry.

    Court records do not list an attorney who could comment on Campbell's behalf.

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