A Visalia elementary school was placed on lock down Wednesday morning after a man was spotted nearby carrying a knife and bottle of alcohol.
The incident was reported to police about 9:40 a.m., and the caller said the man was walking toward Annie R. Mitchell School, the Visalia Times-Delta reported.
A witness also saw the man walk into a backyard with several dogs.
Police made contact with the man and said he threatened to hurt himself.
Multiple police officers were on campus to address the situation.
This story will be updated.