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Sonora High Lockdown Suspect Identified

Sonora, CA — Lt. Mark Stinson of the Sonora Police Department has identified the individual who was the direct cause of the high school´s lockdown earlier today as 47 year old Nelson Edwards.

The 5-10, 220 pound Sonora resident has blue eyes, with brown and grey hair. He was last seen wearing black jeans and a black sleeveless t-shirt.

According to the police report Edwards became involved in a domestic dispute and threatened a male subject with a broken wine glass at a residence in the 200 block of McCormick Drive. Edwards then picked up a large kitchen knife and attempted to stab a female in the same residence.

When he heard the approaching sirens he turned and ran. Officers located the knife, but they have yet to take Edwards into custody.

Should you see Edwards or have any knowledge of his whereabouts, please contact the Sonora Police Department immediately at (209) 532-8141.

Written by Bill Johnson