10 months ago by Denise Donley
A man was walking toward Hannibal Middle School with what appeared to be a handgun
Both Hannibal High School and Hannibal Middle School were on lock down for approximately an hour Tuesday afternoon.
22 year old Richard Kind of Hannibal is being held at the Marion County Jail on an outstanding warrant after his arrest Tuesday afternoon.
The incident began shortly after 1 o'clock when police received a report that a man was walking toward Hannibal Middle School with what appeared to be a handgun.
Hannibal Police Chief Lyndel Davis said an officer was on the scene within two minutes.
“The officer went out to try and make contact, there was a verbal exchange, the individual would not comply with the officer’s request to stop and talk to him,” said Davis. “He actually became verbally hostile and then fled.”
The officer chased Kind through the Catholic Cemetery and through the Park United Methodist Church parking lot. The officer lost sight of Kind.
Police then received a call that a man matching Kind's description had entered an unsecured door in the rear of the YMCA.
Kind was arrested without resistance after several officers arrived on the scene.
Police have not yet recovered a gun.