K-8 Center placed on lockdown

Thursday evening update

K-8 Center on Lockdown due to Armed Suspect; - Suspect Apprehended

At 2:25 p.m., Key Biscayne Police received a report of an armed subject outside Key Biscayne K-8 Center. Officers responded immediately; locking down all schools, setting-up a perimeter and conducting a home-by-home search for the subject. He was located within minutes and arrested.

As KBPD Officers took control of the situation, they also notified Miami-Dade County Police who provided air support and dispatched their SWAT and Rapid Response teams. The Miami-Dade County Schools Police Department also dispatched its teams and Key Biscayne Fire was ready and on stand-by. Village Officers were able to make the arrest before those additional resources arrived.

The subject is facing charges of breach of peace and thanks to the swift and effective response, no one was hurt in this incident.

Reports from K-8 parents on site alleged subject was shooting iguanas who were eating plants in his garden.


Key Biscayne K-8 Center was placed on Lockdown Due to Armed Suspect; Suspect Apprehended

August 29, 2019

The Key Biscayne K-8 Center was placed on lockdown this afternoon due to an armed person near the school.

Key Biscayne Police dispatchers received a call at approximately 2:30 p.m. concerning an armed suspect. Officers responded and placed the suspect in custody immediately.

The all clear was given shortly thereafter and the lockdown was lifted.

At no time were students and staff at the K-8 Center in any danger.

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