Manhunt puts Helix High on lockdown

Suspect cited for trespassing
Posted at 10:28 AM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 14:40:40-04

LA MESA (KGTV)--Helix High School and surrounding schools remain on lockdown as a precaution following a report of a suspicious person seen leaving the campus with a gun Monday morning.

La Mesa Police located the suspect, unarmed, on the 7400 block of University Avenue shortly after a search by police helicopters and patrol units. He was cited for trespassing onto Helix High's campus. 

Officials said earlier in a series of tweets that there was a report that a man seen walking away from the school who had a gun, but cautioned that it was an unconfirmed report by a single witness.

Police described the man's clothing as a striped shirt, grey sweats and blue shorts.

This is a breaking news story. More information will be shared as it becomes available. 10News reporter Grecia Aguilar is on the way to the scene. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy