Long Beach school with hammer dead

Deceased man confronted after climbing fence with hammer at Long Beach school

According to the police, some adults on campus confronted a man who was carrying a sledgehammer and climbed a fence to enter a Long Beach school property. Unfortunately, he died as a result of the confrontation.

On Tuesday afternoon, an incident occurred at McKinley Elementary School on Paramount Boulevard and 68th Street.

According to investigators, the man called the police at 2:27 p.m. to report a home invasion. However, upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered that he was unconscious on school property.

According to eyewitnesses, the man was seen carrying a sledgehammer as he climbed over a fence to enter the school’s parking lot.

According to a statement from the Long Beach police, after his failed attempt to climb the first fence, the individual made another attempt to enter the main campus by climbing a second fence. However, his efforts were thwarted as male adults pulled him down and held him in custody.

According to the statement, there came a moment when he stopped responding.

Upon arrival, law enforcement officials reported that the male individual was unresponsive. Shortly after, paramedics arrived on the scene and confirmed that the individual had passed away.

Man who climbed fence at Long Beach school with hammer dead after being confronted

At this time, the circumstances surrounding the man’s death and the nature of the altercation with the adult males remain uncertain. It is also unclear whether the confrontation involved any violence. Furthermore, authorities have not disclosed whether the individuals involved in the incident were school employees, security personnel, or parents.

On Tuesday evening, many law enforcement officials assembled at the school, conducting investigations and interviewing potential witnesses. The ground was marked with several pieces of evidence, and the sledgehammer was still visible.

According to a note sent out to parents, law enforcement placed the school on lockdown due to a “medical emergency.” The note also assures parents that the campus is secure and safe. Although classes will continue as scheduled on Wednesday, additional safety personnel may be on campus.

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