ALAMEDA -- Five schools were put on a brief lockdown Friday morning after someone called police about a man with a gun near the rear school yard of the Alameda Academy on Pacific Avenue, police said.
The man was seen at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Poggi Street and located a few blocks away at 5th Street and Lincoln Avenue, but he did not have a gun. He was cited on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said the man's cell phone may have been mistaken for a gun.
The schools that were locked down were Island High School, Alternatives in Action, Woodstock Child Development Center, Nea Community Learning Center and the Alameda Academy.
Calls about the suspicious man came in about 9:47 p.m.; and by 10 a.m. the lockdown was lifted. No one was injured.