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Man With Knife at San Jose Elementary School Taken Into Custody

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A man armed with a knife at a San Jose elementary school was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after speaking and negotiating with authorities for multiple hours, police said.

No injuries were reported during the incident at Empire Gardens Elementary School, and no students were in danger, San Jose police Sgt. Christian Camarillo said.

"Everyone's going home safe tonight," Camarillo said.

Police responded to the school just before 11 a.m. to investigate a report of a despondent male with a knife on the campus. Police said they had the person "contained" and were speaking and negotiating with him.

People on the campus sheltered in place during the incident, police said.

At about 1:40 p.m., police said the suspect had been taken into custody.

"There will be an assessment of this individual to see what kind of crisis he's in and then get him the appropriate help and treatment," Camarillo said.

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