BY KEN LITTLE
Greeneville police posted extra officers in the vicinity of Greeneville Middle School, Hal Henard Elementary School and Takoma Regional Hospital this morning in an effort to locate a man reportedly seen in the area Wednesday morning who may have been carrying a rifle.
Police had saturated the area on Wednesday morning after receiving a call from a witness who "thought they saw" a white male, wearing a Carhartt-type coat, who may have been carrying a rifle, Assistant Chief Craig Fillers said.
No one was located, but the schools and Takoma Regional Hospital were placed in lockdown mode for several hours Wednesday morning as a precaution.
"We had officers on the scene pretty quickly, but were unable to find anyone," Fillers said. "At this point it is an unsubstantiated [report]."
Anyone with information about the person sought by police Wednesday morning can call the Greeneville Police Department at (423) 639-7111.