Jefferson Elementary School in Utica was placed on lockdown this morning as police negotiated with a woman who had barricaded herself inside a nearby home.

96.9 WOUR logo
Get our free mobile app

That's according to Utica Police officials who say officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Utica Road for a domestic related menacing complaint. Officers say when they arrived, a female suspect locked herself inside the home and was threatening to harm herself and others.

The proximity to Jefferson School is what prompted the lockdown, police said..

Police officials said just after 10:30AM the situation had come to a peaceful conclusion and the woman was taken into custody.

The lockdown was subsequently lifted soon after.

Police said they'd be releasing more information on the incident later today.

UPDATED 3:58 PM- Police have charged 37-year old Amanda Bidwell with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

LOOK: The most famous actress born the same year as you

Many of the actresses in this story not only made a name for themselves through their collection of iconic performances, but also through the selfless, philanthropic nature with which many of them approached their stardom. In an age of flipping the script on societal norms, many of these actresses are using their voices and platforms to be advocates for those who are otherwise unheard.


LOOK: Route 66’s quirkiest and most wonderful attractions state by state

Stacker compiled a list of 50 attractions--state by state--to see along the drive, drawing on information from historic sites, news stories, Roadside America, and the National Park Service. Keep reading to discover where travelers can get their kicks on Route 66.


More From 96.9 WOUR