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Police: All clear given after suspicious incident near Christian church, school in Palm Beach Gardens

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 18:39:19-05

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Palm Beach Gardens police say the all clear has been given after a suspicious person wearing camouflage was reportedly spotted near a Christian school and church on Tuesday morning.

Police responded to Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 9625 N. Military Trail, where Trinity Christian School is located.

The church said a concerned citizen called the main office around 10 a.m. claiming there was a person on the front lawn dressed in camouflage and possibly carrying a weapon.

Palm Beach Gardens police said officers locked down the school and did a complete search, but did not locate anyone matching the description of the suspicious person.

As a precaution, officers will be at the church and school providing extra patrols.

The church said it conducts periodic drills to prepare for security and weather events.