- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Buffalo have found no sign of a gunman after searching an elementary school where someone reported seeing an armed man.

The Harvey Austin Elementary School was put in lockdown shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday after the report came in to police. About 15 patrol cars responded to the scene and an Erie County Sheriff’s helicopter hovered overhead as police with dogs searched the building.

Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said shortly before 5 p.m. that no sign of a gunman was found and students would be released soon. He said the report came from outside the school, with the caller saying a man with a gun was in or near the school. Police could not immediately determine if the report was legitimate.

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