Cave City police arrest man after school goes into lockdown

Cave City police arrest man after school goes into lockdown

CAVE CITY, AR (KAIT) - Cave City police arrested a man Monday afternoon after he was seen walking by the Cave City school with a possible weapon.

Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett said a suspicious person wearing a black mask with a weapon was seen walking down a side street next to the school.

Barnett said the school did go into lockdown after the report was made.

Police arrested 22-year-old Brett Tignor.

Barnett said he was found at a home on Laman Street.

He explained Tignor had a tactical vest and an airsoft rifle.

Barnett said Tignor explained that he was going to a friend's house to play with the airsoft rifle.

Tignor faces charges of communicating a false alarm.

The school has been removed from lockdown.

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