Lockdown lifted on 3 Kitchener schools, Conestoga College after reports of man with gun

Police are still investigating after reports of a man walking with a gun in the area of 200 Old Carriage Drive in Kitchener. They say there is no threat to public safety and have lifted lockdowns on three schools and Conestoga College's Doon campus. (Aastha Shetty/CBC - image credit)
Police are still investigating after reports of a man walking with a gun in the area of 200 Old Carriage Drive in Kitchener. They say there is no threat to public safety and have lifted lockdowns on three schools and Conestoga College's Doon campus. (Aastha Shetty/CBC - image credit)

Lockdowns have been lifted at three Kitchener schools as well as Conestoga College's Doon campus.

Doon Public School, Pioneer Park Public School, St. Timothy Catholic Elementary School and Conestoga College's Doon campus are all located in the 200 Old Carriage Drive area of Kitchener where police say there were reports of a man seen walking outside with a gun.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) was asking residents to stay inside and avoid the area. Officers blocked off nearby roads and trails, but have since reopened roads and say there is no known threat to public safety at this time.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing, however.

A vehicle belonging to the Brantford Police K9 unit was seen in the area Wednesday morning as well.

A vehicle belonging to Brantford Police's K9 unit can be seen near 200 Old Carriage Drive in Kitchener on Wednesday morning after reports of a man walking with a gun in the area.
A vehicle belonging to Brantford Police's K9 unit can be seen near 200 Old Carriage Drive in Kitchener on Wednesday morning after reports of a man walking with a gun in the area.

A vehicle belonging to Brantford Police's K9 unit can be seen near 200 Old Carriage Drive in Kitchener on Wednesday morning after reports of a man walking with a gun in the area. (Aastha Shetty/CBC)