Officer confronts armed man at high school; no students injured

A police officer confronted and injured an armed man at an Illinois high school this morning, a city official said, adding that no students or staff were injured in the incident.

The armed man first shot at the Dixon police officer at about 8 a.m. at Dixon High School in Dixon, about 100 miles west of Chicago, Dixon City Manager Danny Langloss said in a statement.

The officer returned fire, Langloss said, and the suspect was taken into custody with non-life-threatening injuries.

PHOTO: An ambulance sits in front of Dixon High School in Dixon, Ill., after a police officer confronted and injured an armed man at the school, May 16, 2018.WLS
An ambulance sits in front of Dixon High School in Dixon, Ill., after a police officer confronted and injured an armed man at the school, May 16, 2018.
PHOTO: A police car sits in front of Dixon High School in Dixon, Ill., after a police officer confronted and injured an armed man at the school, May 16, 2018.WLS
A police car sits in front of Dixon High School in Dixon, Ill., after a police officer confronted and injured an armed man at the school, May 16, 2018.

No students or staff were injured but the high school and all other schools in the district were placed on lockdown, Langloss said.

PHOTO: People gather a short distance from Dixon High School in Dixon, Ill., after a police officer confronted and injured an armed man at the school, May 16, 2018.WLS
People gather a short distance from Dixon High School in Dixon, Ill., after a police officer confronted and injured an armed man at the school, May 16, 2018.

Dixon police believe the suspect acted alone and that there is no further threat to the safety of students or staff, Langloss added.

This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.

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