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COLUMBUS, Ind. — An incident today at a northeastern Columbus Apartment complex that prompted the lockdown of Smith Elementary and evacuation of residents has ended with the arrest of a man wanted on felony warrants, police said.
As a result of the arrest this afternoon, the lockdown has been lifted, said Columbus Police Department spokesman Lt. Matt Myers.
Richard G. Myers, 42, 615 W. River Road, Edinburgh, was arrested. He was wanted on Shelby County warrants for manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class a felony, Matt Myers said.
Police were searching at Applegate Apartments for a man who they said was possibly armed. The school was placed on lockdown because it is near Applegate Apartments, the site of the incident, Myers said. The elementary students were not in danger, he added.
Applegate Apartments is located at 2230 Applegate Drive, a block east of Taylor Road and three blocks south of 25th Street. Smith Elementary is located three-tenths of a mile east of the apartment complex at 4505 Waycross Drive.
Police obtained a search warrant for the apartment in which Richard Myers and three other people were, Matt Myers said.
No weapon was immediately found, but one of the other people in the apartment said Richard Myers had a firearm, Matt Myers said.
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