Seymour incident with gun shuts down elementary school

A Friday incident involving a gun in Seymour led to a school lockdown and arrest of suspect on drug and weapons charges.

According to the Seymour Police Department, officers were called to the 500 block of North Elm Street, near Emerson Elementary School, on a report of a person pointing a firearm at another person.

Police communicated the situation to school officials and the school was locked down. Police blockaded the area and negotiators established communications with the suspect, 46-year-old Michael Vogel of Seymour. After about an hour, they convinced Vogel to surrender and he left the home.

During the incident, school officials and school resource officers safely dismissed the students from the school.

Investigators served search warrants at the home and recovered firearms, ammunition, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Vogel is facing charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as maintaining a common nuisance.