A man was charged with terroristic threats after he brandished, then fired a gun Friday afternoon just south of Mount de Sales Academy.
A deputy arrived on Ross Street, not far from the Bear’s Den restaurant on Oglethorpe Street, about 3:20 p.m., and 41-year-old Reginald Wilmore had a gun in his hand, Sheriff David Davis said.
“He turned around, fired a number of shots and ran into the house,” the sheriff said.
The deputy called for backup. Over the next hour, deputies and members of the department’s SWAT team converged on the scene.
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“(They) began engaging a conversation with Mr. Wilmore, at which point the negotiators came on the scene,” Davis said.
About an hour into the standoff, SWAT team members closed in on the house at 956 Ross St. and arrested Wilmore.
More guns were found inside the house, the sheriff said, along with Wilmore’s girlfriend, who was not hurt.
Wilmore is expected to face additional charges, the sheriff said.
Alexander II was on lockdown during the episode on instruction from the sheriff’s office, said Stephanie Hartley, a spokeswoman for the Bibb County school system.
After-school students at Mount de Sales Academy remained indoors, and departing students were routed away from the scene, according to an email from headmaster David Held.
It wasn’t known Friday night what prompted Wilmore’s actions.
Telegraph writer Liz Fabian contributed to this report.