A man with a gun is barricaded in a house downtown and hostage negotiators are on the scene.
“He’s inside the house right now (and) there were reports of shots fired earlier,” Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said just after 4 p.m. “Hostage negotiators are up here trying to make contact with him to see if we can talk to him.”
Alexander II and Mount De Sales Academy both are on lock down.
Patrol cars blocked Ross Street at Oglethorpe and Maple streets near the old ice store by Mount De Sales.
Bibb County schools spokeswoman Stephanie Hartley said the Alexander II campus is mostly empty and campus police are on the scene.
After-school students at Mount De Sales remained indoors and departing students were routed away from the scene, according to an email from headmaster David Held.
Telegraph writer Liz Fabian contributed to this report. For more on this story, return to Macon.com.