Reading On Lockdown: Residents Asked To Stay At Home And Lock Their Doors

Reading, Massachusetts, is on lockdown. The police have asked the residents of the Franklin Street area in Reading to stay at home and take safety precautions. They were also advised to lock their windows and doors until the police check on them.

According to the Reading Police Department, they are seeking a white male in his late twenties. A couple of hours ago, they posted on their Facebook page saying they have also put the Wood End Elementary School in a shelter status “due to an outside Police Investigation in the Franklin Street area.”

“The school has been deemed safe and secure by the Reading Police Department. Additional Police are in the area as a precaution,” wrote John F. Doherty, Ed. D., superintendent of schools, Reading Public Schools.

The Reading Police Department also warned the residents about the male figure they are chasing.

“The person being sought is a clean shaven white male in his late twenties, about six feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with an unknown logo and a black baseball cap. Please keep doors and windows locked, and use extra caution.”

The Reading Police Department asked the residents to contact their station at 781-944-1212 if they saw any male that fits the description.

The Reading Police Department has been using their Facebook page to provide general updates to the public. On March 25, they also posted an alert on a bank robbery in Salem Five. They were able to post the screenshot capture of the robber, which alerted the residents as well.

The Reading Police Department’s Facebook page is also open 24 hours and is available for chat conversations. If residents would like to alarm the department for any suspicious activities in their area, they can contact the team via their Facebook page. Still, the Reading Police Department advises residents to send their urgent updates to Det. Derek Holmes by contacting their police hotline number.

So far, there is no update yet on the chase. Stay in the loop for the development of the story.

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