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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities locked down the Rockford Middle School Monday morning after a man allegedly assaulted someone in a house near the school, police said.

Police responded to a domestic abuse report in a house located on the 6000 block of Boulder Ridge Drive in the City of Rockford at 8:11 a.m. The house, in which police thought the suspected was holding up, was separated from the Rockford Middle School by a small park. Due the closeness of the school, authorities decided to put it on lockdown until the incident ended, police said.

There were no threats made against the school, police said.

Police arrested 34-year-old John Elletson at his home at 1:13 p.m. for second-degree assault and terroristic threats.

The lockdown on the middle school lifted at 1:30 p.m., an administrator for the school said.

Police will continue to investigation the incident.

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