High Bridge police: Suspect who prompted lockdown found dead

High Bridge police say an armed man who they were searching for has been found dead in the woods.

The middle and elementary schools in High Bridge were on lockdown beginning at 11 a.m. today due to the search. Police say they received a report of a suicidal man armed with a shotgun roaming the streets near High Bridge Elementary School.

Police say they had hoped to find the man alive and at no time was he a threat to the public.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."