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Domestic dispute at gas station leads to lockdown at Arsenal Middle School

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| Monday, November 24, 2014 3:14 p.m

A domestic dispute at a Lawrenceville gas station put a nearby school on lockdown Monday afternoon, authorities said.

911 callers reported the dispute at the GetGo on the corner of Butler and 40th streets around 12:50 p.m., with one man reportedly carrying a gun, said Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

One of the people involved in the dispute, a volunteer at Arsenal Middle School, ran across the street and into the school. The man with the gun drove away on outbound Butler Street, Toler said.

The Arsenal campus, which includes the middle school and a Pre-K-to-5 school, was put on lockdown as a precaution for about 45 minutes starting at 1 p.m., said Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh. The lockdown has since been lifted, and it was determined the man with a gun was never in the school or on the campus, Pugh said.

Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or msantoni@tribweb.com.

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