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Two Suspects Arrested for Disturbance that Placed Maplewood School on Shelter in Place Status

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According to Maplewood Chief DeVaul at approximately 11:27 a.m., Maplewood Patrol Officers responded to 200 Boyden Ave. on the report of a disturbance of a possible robbery or shooting.

Chief DeVaul said witnesses on the scene provided officers with information regarding two suspects (dressed in dark clothing) who fled the area north bound on Boyden Ave.

Officers immediately located two persons of interest in the area who were taken into custody without incident. A stolen handgun was subsequently located in the area near the location where a suspect was apprehended according to Chief DeVaul.

Through an investigation, it was determined that they fled the scene prior to patrol arrival.

Police say it was determined the victim drove himself to the hospital to obtain treatment for a minor injury.

Detectives responded to the hospital to obtain a statement in which the victim reports unknown actors enters his home wearing masks, assaulted him, and ransacked his apartment.

The victim then runs out of the apartment to seek help at which time he entered his vehicle and drove to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. He was then transported back to Maplewood Headquarters for a formal statement accord to police.

Chief DeVaul said due to the nature of the information received, Maplewood Detectives notified Seth Boyden School staff and advised them to place the school in a shelter in place.

A short time after the School was advised to resume normal activities when it was determined to be safe.

There was no evidence that a shooting occurred or that a weapon had been fired.

Chief DeVaul said at this time there is no danger to the public and the investigation is still ongoing.