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Nearby SWAT situation delays dismissal for two JCPS schools

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Officers were called to a house where a man was on his porch, threatening suicide. Officers were called to a house where a man was on his porch, threatening suicide.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Students have been dismissed from the schools and one person is in custody following a SWAT situation on Auburndale Avenue. 

According to LMPD, officers were called to Auburndale Avenue, near Southern Parkway, after they received a report that there was a man on a front porch, threatening to kill himself with a gun.

LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley says the man has been taken to University Hospital for observation. 

Update 3:40 p.m.:

Students are now being dismissed at Olmsted South and Iroquois high school. According to a JCPS press release, students who cannot be dropped off due to the police blockade will be dropped off at Iroquois High until they can be picked up by a parent.

Original story was posted at 3:04 p.m.:

Officials say students at Iroquois High School and Olmstead Academy South were not being dismissed Thursday afternoon, due to a nearby SWAT situation.

According to Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, officers were called to Auburndale Avenue, near Southern Parkway, after they received a report that there was a man on a front porch, threatening to kill himself with a gun.

The SWAT team was dispatched to the scene.

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