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Pinellas Park schools placed on lockdown during search for man

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Cross Bayou Elementary School and Pinellas Secondary School were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. Cross Bayou Elementary School and Pinellas Secondary School were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.
PINELLAS PARK, FL (WFLA) - Two Pinellas Park schools were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure Monday afternoon while police looked for a man who was thought to have been armed.

Pinellas Park Police Officers received a call at 12:51 about a domestic violence disturbance at a residence located at 9900 66th St. N.

While the officers were on their way to the address, they received a report that Terry Chestnut, 37, was armed with a handgun and may have shot himself inside his vehicle.

However, when officers arrived, the vehicle was empty and Chestnut was not there.

Concerned that Chestnut was armed and unstable, additional police officers were called and Cross Bayou Elementary School and Pinellas Secondary School were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

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Pinellas Park Police deployed a K-9 team and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office helped with a search from the air.

Chestnut was located by the K-9 team at 2:17 p.m. Officers used a taser to subdue Chestnut when he refused to cooperate and put his hands in the air, according to a Pinellas Park Police Dept. spokesperson.

He was taken into custody for a mental health evaluation. Chestnut is expected to be charged with resisting arrest without violence and violation of a domestic violence injunction.

No one was injured during the incident.

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