Police activity briefly places 4 schools on lockout

CSPD responds to Carmel Dr., Feb. 17, 2017.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A potentially deadly situation ended quickly and peacefully Friday morning.

Police first responded to the 1900 block of Carmel Dr. on the southeast side of Colorado Springs just after 7:30 a.m. Friday. Within an hour, they detained a man and the situation was over.

Police say it began after they were in the area when they were flagged down by the family members of the suspect. They were told a man was acting "inappropriately" inside a home.

Police blocked off Monterey Rd. and Carmel Dr. for just under an hour while they investigated. At one point, there were guns drawn by police surrounding the house, but no shots were fired.

The man surrendered peacefully to police after a negotiator was brought to the scene. He was taken to be mentally evaluated and to get help.

Four schools were placed on brief lockouts as precautionary measures for the police activity.

Monterey Elementary, Centennial Elementary, Carmel Middle School and Pikes Peak Elementary - all District 2 schools - were all on lockout status Friday morning for about 30 minutes. Under a lockout, schools run as usual inside the building, but no one is allowed in or out. Buses were seen turning around to avoid the area.

There were no evacuations in the area. The public, as well as all students and staff at the schools remained safe during the situation.