Eastlake High School in Chula Vista was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning as police searched the area for a reportedly armed man at a shopping center nearby.

Around 7:40 a.m., the school at 1120 Eastlake Parkway was placed on lockdown after police dispatchers received reports of a man in possession of a firearm at the Walmart near the intersection of Eastlake Parkway and Olympic Parkway, 10News reported.

A police helicopter was circling the area as officers searched on the ground.

No detailed suspect description was immediately available.

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