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Lincoln City school put in lockdown due to unknown man trying to get inside

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LINCOLN CITY, OR (KPTV) -

A Lincoln City school was put in lockdown as an unknown man tried to get inside the building.

Police responded to Oceanlake Elementary School at 1:35 p.m. Friday after staff members called 911.

Investigators said a man was at the front door pushing the call button, but when he was asked to identify himself, he refused to answer and continued pushing the buzzer.

The man had talked to a janitor at a rear door a few minutes earlier, stating he was there to pick up his children. Police said the janitor advised the man he needed to go to the front door and check in at the office.

Witnesses said by the time the man got to the front door he was visibly agitated and upset.

Because the man refused to identify himself and was attempting to gain access into the school, the school was placed in lockdown.

Lincoln City police officers responded to the location "code 3", using lights and sirens in an emergency response. The man left prior to police arriving at the scene.

As a precaution, a Lincoln City officer remained at Oceanlake Elementary until the end of the school day. The man never returned to the school.

Additional officers were posted at each school in Lincoln City for the final bell release.

The man was only identified as a white man wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the man or his identity is asked to contact Sr. Officer Oscar Escalante at the Lincoln City Police Department.

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