Goose Creek home invasion puts three schools on brief lockdown
A report of armed intruders bursting into a Goose Creek home Thursday afternoon briefly put three nearby schools on lockdown.
A man who lives in a house on Wilmer Drive in the Pineview subdivision called Goose Creek police about 12:30 p.m., Capt. John Grainger said. The resident called from a nearby business and said he fled after two armed men entered the house.
The resident told police one of the intruders was carrying an axe and the other a hatchet. He described them as black men wearing black hooded sweatshirts and ski masks. He was not injured.
Officers went to the house to make sure the men were no longer there. Police surrounded the house and conducted a search, but no suspects were located, Grainger said.
Police notified Westview Elementary, Middle, and Primary schools because they are near the house. The schools were put on lockdown as a precaution for about 45 minutes, Berkeley County School District spokeswoman Susan Haire said. Parents were notified, and classes were not disrupted, she said.
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