Grover Beach police have identified the man they arrested Tuesday afternoon after a brief lockdown of Grover Beach Elementary School.
Elemetrius Owens, 34, of Grover Beach was arrested on suspicion of exhibiting a firearm and violating the Gun Free School Zone Act after a passerby reported seeing a man with a gun near the school at 12:30 p.m., police said. That report led to a 15- to 20-minute lockdown of the school while officers searched for the suspect.
“A perimeter was established, the school was placed on lockdown, a search was conducted, and we found a subject in possession of a handgun,” Grover Beach Lt. John Peters said.
Owens was arrested without incident, Peters said, and has been booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail.
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Owen lives in an apartment complex near the school.