Sparks,NV- Friday July 11, 2008 at 11:50am the Sparks Police Department received the report of a young, adult male subject in the area of Los Altos Parkway and Canyon Parkway who was armed with a handgun.
The subject was reported to have the handgun in his hand and was walking on Canyon Parkway towards Bud Beasley Elementary School. Due to this information, the school was locked down and the exterior secured by Washoe County School Police.
The original reporting party lost sight of the subject with the firearm so officers set up a perimeter and began searching for the subject. The original reporting party indicated it appeared the subject was attempting to evade him.
Approximately twenty minutes later the subject was located at a residence in the immediate area. A pellet gun was located at the residence that matched the reported handgun. The subject admitted to carrying the pellet gun around the neighborhood.
The pellet gun was transported to the Sparks Police Department for safekeeping, and Bud Beasley Elementary was taken out of lock down.
No charges are being pursued at this time.