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
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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.

Authorities said,

The Administration and faculty at Crest Memorial School followed their safety protocols and all students at the school were safely sheltered until they were reunited with their parents.

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