UPDATE: Suspect named in school lockdown incident in Floyd County

Louis Wideman, of Frankfort, is accused of holding a woman against her will and having a weapon on school property, according to the sheriff's office

Story update from February 11, 2022:

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man accused of having a weapon on school property, prompting a lockdown at an elementary school in Floyd County on Wednesday, has been identified.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect is 34-year old Louis Wideman, of Frankfort.

Investigators say Wideman was staying with a woman in Floyd County.  On Wednesday, the woman went to South Floyd Elementary School to enroll her child in classes.  Deputies say when she entered the school, she told school officials Wideman was outside with a weapon and he had been holding her against her will.

The school was immediately put on lockdown as a precaution and law enforcement was notified, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies say Wideman left the school campus on foot and may have been headed to the Melvin area.  The search for him continues, according to deputies.


Original story below from February 9, 2022:

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – South Floyd Elementary School was on lockdown Wednesday morning following reports of man on campus possibly armed. The school district and Floyd County Sheriff’s Department said the staff and students were safe inside the school as a precaution.

“There was a report of a man in a vehicle on campus with a weapon. The school went into lockdown and police responded immediately. The person is not on South Floyd Elementary’s campus at this time. Police are investigating the situation,” the school district said in a social media post at about 10 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Department said officers were looking for a Black male last seen wearing a blue and white U.K. jacket and black pants. He was last seen leaving South Floyd Elementary School on foot, possibly headed toward Melvin.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 606-886-6171 or dial 911.

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