Report of Armed Man Prompts Search in Ashburn

Discovery Elementary School in Ashburn was placed on lockdown Monday morning as Loudoun deputies pursued a report of an armed man walking nearby. 

According to the Sheriff’s Office report, a resident called dispatchers just after 9:20 a.m. to report seeing a male carrying what appeared to be a firearm while crossing Ashburn Village Boulevard between Michener Drive and Grace Bridge Drive. The man was described as a white male with short hair and wearing a camouflage jacket. He was seen walking towards a wooded area near a bank and the school.

The school was placed on a secure the building status as a precaution as deputies searched the area.

The man was not found and review of external surveillance video from area businesses did not capture any suspicious activity.

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