Police in Wildwood Crest say a man training for a marathon prompted a school lockdown Monday morning.

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The incident happened at around 8:00 at the Crest Memorial School on Pacific Avenue.

That's when officials with the Wildwood Crest Police Department received a report of a man possibly wearing a bulletproof vest near the school. That prompted the building to be put on lockdown.

Crest Memorial School in Wildwood Crest NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Crest Memorial School in Wildwood Crest NJ - Photo: Google Maps

Officers were initially unable to find the suspect, however, after a search involving numerous law enforcement agencies, the man was located and they learned he was wearing a weighted running vest as part of a training routine for an upcoming marathon.

At no time were any threats made towards the school.

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