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Police Search for Armed Man; Lakeland Schools Temporarily Lockdown

Police are searching for George Foster, who is considered "armed and dangerous," according to police.

CORTLANDT, N.Y. - New York State Police are searching for an “armed and dangerous” man in the Locust Avenue area of Cortlandt, according to a press release.

Police are searching for George Foster, 33, of Cortlandt. He is described as a white man, standing 5’6” tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds.

The Lakeland Central School District announced on its Facebook page that its schools were on a lockout "due to police activity in the area.” The lockout was lifted shortly after.

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James Van Develde, the district's director of communications, confirmed to Yorktown News the lockout was related to the police's search for Foster. He said the district is "keeping all outside activities inside" today.

Superintendent Dr. George Stone said the district will continue to enforce its normal requirements that all visitors present identification and are buzzed in through one central entrance.

"Throughout this procedure, the students continued with their academic day," Stone wrote on Facebook. "At no time were the students or staff in any jeopardy."

Foster is currently wanted for “menacing with a firearm” and has outstanding warrants in New York and South Carolina, according to police.

Foster was last seen on the 200 block of Locust Avenue in Cortlandt at about 3:30 a.m. today.

He may be may be accompanied by Renee Jones, 33, who is also wanted by state police from an unrelated incident, according to police.

Police request that if Foster is spotted, that residents do not take any action and instead call 911 immediately. Any person having non-emergency information is requested to contact Inv. Sean J. Morgan at 914-737-7171.

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