Smithfield police respond to report of armed man near school

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SMITHFIELD — Police investigated a report of a suspicious man possibly armed with a firearm near Old County Road on June 7 at 8:56 a.m.

The Smithfield Police Department received the alert and due to the proximity to a local elementary school, immediately contacted the School Department to implement safety precautions.

Officers swiftly located the individual in question and determined that there was no threat to the community.

Authorities confirmed that the incident was not connected to the Smithfield Public School system or its properties, and that the situation was resolved without any harm.

Further details about the incident or the subject involved have not been released as the investigation is ongoing.

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