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Under-siege Brussels waits for lockdown lift

Brussels - With schools closed and metro stations shut in Brussels by the most drastic measures of their kind in Europe, Belgians are wondering when the top-level terror alert in their capital will be lifted.

Sierra Leone district on 'lockdown' as Ebola continues to spread

Ebola has taken a backseat to other news stories lately, but the deadly virus is still spreading like a brush fire in western Sierra Leone and some parts of the forested interior of Guinea, according to David Nabarro, the UN's special envoy for Ebola.

US air base in S. Korea lifts lockdown after shooter alarm

Seoul - A major US air force base in South Korea went into full lockdown for more than an hour Monday after what appeared to be a false alarm about a shooter at the facility's high school."The security forces sweeps are now complete.

Yale University in lockdown after reports of gunman seen in area

New Haven - Yale University is under lockdown after reports came in of a gunman. Police are searching the Ivy League school's campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

Gunfire at Capitol Hill — Shutdown of government offices

Washington - U.S. Capitol Police have alerted lawmakers and staffers on emergency radios that there have been reports of gunfire on Capitol Hill.

DHS video glorifies Boston 'lockdown' and virtual martial law

Running footage of Boston FBI division chief Richard Deslauriers making his famous call for assistance in identifying the Boston Marathon suspects, a video sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security extols the controversial Boston "lockdown.'

Photo of officer bringing milk to kids during lockdown goes viral

A photo of a police officer bringing milk to a family during Friday's lockdown in Watertown has gone viral on Facebook. The officer has been identified as a member of the Brookline Police Department.

Md. middle school locked down after student pulls out gun

Towson - A Baltimore County, Md. middle school was put on lockdown today after a student pulled a gun out in a classroom. Reportedly, the teacher stepped between him and another student and was subsequently able to get the student to drop the gun.

Op-Ed: Words used by DHS to target citizens

The Dept. of Homeland Security was the focus of a Freedom of Information Act request; the yield was a list of words used to troll the internet for the "bad guys", and folks discussing clouds in the sky, exercisers, or even those who discuss tornadoes.

VT: Site of worst school shooting in U.S. on lockdown

Virgina Tech University is on lockdown today after two people, including a police officer, were shot and killed on campus today. As shown on the university website, the alert started today at 12:37pm.

Man in custody after three Toronto schools put in lockdown

Toronto - Three Toronto schools were in lockdown Thursday morning for a non-school related gun call. By 12:30 the schools were back in session an operator at 55 Division said.

Another Robbery In Spokane Puts School Under Lockdown

Spokane - A local bank in Spokane Valley, Washington was robbed and caused area school to be put on lockdown while police searched for the suspect. The official press release from the Spokane Valley Police follows.

Ontario school locked down during home invasion incident

Pickering - A high school in Pickering was locked down for about 90 minutes this afternoon while police tracked suspected from a violent home invasion in the area.

Teen takes gun to Ontario school

Ajax - An Ajax teen is now in custody after bringing a handgun to one of the school's portable classrooms on Monday. The boy was arrested with no danger to other students.

Fort Bliss shooting kills two

Media reports that Fort Bliss Army Base in Texas was on lockdown following a shooting this afternoon are incorrect. Two people have been injured and one killed after a shooting at the small on-base grocery store Monday afternoon.

Toronto G20 protest turns violent, city venues in lockdown

Toronto - What started as a large peaceful protest in downtown Toronto to rally against the G20 summit has suddenly turned violent. Police cars have been set ablaze, protesters hurled bricks and golf balls at windows and many Toronto venues are on lockdown.

Newark Airport on Lockdown

Newark's Liberty Airport is currently on lockdown as Transportation Security Administration officials search for a man who went through the exit of a security checkpoint into the secured area.

Warkworth Institution secured, were drugs the cause of incident? Special

The inmate takeover at Warkworth Institution seems to have settled down Wednesday afternoon with only a few inmates still not in their own cells. Questions remain about the cause of the conflict with the prisoners.

Ontario prison facing lockdown after overnight riot‎

Warkworth Institution in Ontario is the scene of a prison revolt that started Tuesday night at 9 p.m. when inmates refused to return to their cells.

Novia Scotia: Building Put in Lock-Down After Masked Boys Enter School

Two boys walked into a Dartmouth Nova Scotia school with bandannas covering their faces. Their actions prompted a lock-down.

A&M Satellite Campus Goes In Lockdown Due To Armed Illegal Immigrant In Pursuit

At around 3:30pm CST yesteday, a satellite campus of Texas A&M was placed on lockdown when a suspected armed illegal immigrant ran onto the campus after the truck he allegedly hijacked was pulled over for speeding.

Three Ottawa Schools Dealt With Lock-downs On Thursday

Three south end Ottawa schools dealt with lock downs early Thursday while police investigated reports of suspicious people in the areas. The reports came to the police about the persons investigated via cell phone calls.

Central New Brunswick Prison on Lockdown

The maximum security Atlantic institute in Renous New Brunswick is under lockdown. Why? a riot broke out because a prisoner was unhappy with his health care services. How secure are our prisons?

Michigan Prison On Lockdown After Stabbing And Plot Uncovered

Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan was put on lockdown from Wednesday until Friday after an inmate was stabbed and a plot to stab a guard was uncovered.

Update To MI. High School Lockdown

More information is available now from the story I did earlier today on the high school in Michigan that is on lockdown for a mercury spill.

36 California schools under lockdown

Suspect threatened to ‘make Virginia Tech look mild,’ sheriff’s office says

'Day of Silence' prompts New Castle HS lockdown

'Day of Silence' caused quite a riot in New Castle, Indiana

Batman sighting puts schools on lockdown

To an Arizona middle school, Batman! Three schools in the north Phoenix suburb of Cave Creek were on lockdown for about 45 minutes Wednesday morning after a student at Desert Arroyo Middle School reported seeing a person dressed as Batman run across campu

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Gerry Byrne  PC  MP  a Canadian politician took this photo from his office on Parliament Hill in Ott...
Gerry Byrne, PC, MP, a Canadian politician took this photo from his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, showing significant police presence outside of his office where he in lock down
Photo taken by Gerry Byrne
Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
Virginia Tech on lockdown following a deadly shooting
Virginia Tech on lockdown following a deadly shooting