‘All clear’ regarding Antioch alert
News-Sun staff report September 9, 2013 12:04PM
Updated: October 11, 2013 6:13AM
The Antioch Police Department has issued an all clear regarding the suspicious subject in the white van who spoke to a member of the Antioch High School cross country team Friday afternoon.
Officers worked diligently over the weekend canvassing the area and speaking with residents and business owners in the area.
Officers located a witness who said she assisted a male subject matching the description provided who was attempting to locate an area business in the area of the encounter. This witness told police she actually led the man to the area of Gail Street and McMillian Road in an effort to locate the business.
Police confirmed the man’s presence at the business and located him. He admitted he attempted to flag down several people in an effort to locate the business he was looking for, including the runner. The man, who is not from this area, has been cleared of suspicion and the school districts have been notified.
“This was a good example of the community, school districts and police working together to resolve an issue,” said Chief Craig Somerville