Shelton school on lockdown briefly Wednesday after armed assault

OlympianOctober 3, 2013 

Shelton Police officers were dispatched Wednesday around noon to a disturbance near 12th Avenue and Cota Street, in downtown Shelton, after receiving a call from a 31-year-old man who reported that he was confronted by two males who stole some property belonging to him, according to a press release from the Shelton Police Department.

The victim told police that he was assaulted with an edged weapon that one of the robbers brandished. He had superficial injuries he claimed were caused by the weapon. He was evaluated on the scene by a medic unit, but refused further assistance.

According to the release, police believe the parties involved knew each other and there appears to be a long-standing issue of contention between them.

One of the suspects was taken into custody and booked on robbery-related charges, but was later released from custody when after a second interview with the victim, he recanted his earlier positive identification.

Shelton downtown, and Mt. View Elementary School  were placed on lockdown during the initial stages of the incident.

The investigation is currently ongoing. 

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