EUSTIS, Fla.—Eustis Police Department investigated two separate incidents that happened within minutes Wednesday morning, one of which caused two schools to go into a brief lockdown.
Around 7:30 a.m. EPD responded to Little Oaks Apartments, 300 West Atwater Avenue, on a report of a possible stabbing. When officers arrived, they found no one had been stabbed but an altercation occurred between at least three family members, EPD said. One of the parties involved left the scene before officers arrived and they believed he ran from the scene toward Eustis Heights Elementary School and Lake Technical College.
EHES was locked down and an officer was positioned on campus throughout the duration of the lockdown. The man was located, detained and released, but the case remains under investigation. Students told Inside Lake that Lake Technical College was also placed on a brief lockdown.
In the second incident, just minutes later, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Kurt Street near Lake Technical College. The bicyclist told police he rode the bike into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle he did not see. He suffered minor injuries, including road rash and superficial bruising and was released by Lake EMS on the scene, according to EPD.