Fort Collins elementary briefly placed on lockout after stabbing near the school

Detectives are still looking to talk to any witnesses to a stabbing attack that sent one person to a local hospital Wednesday afternoon.

A Fort Collins elementary school was briefly placed on lockout Wednesday afternoon after a stabbing happened close by, a city spokesperson said.

Around 12:36 p.m., officers were called to Eastside Park at 100 Locust Street in Fort Collins because of an injured man, authorities said. When they arrived, they found a man with life-threatening injuries from a stabbing and had him transported to a local hospital.

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Despite not involving the school, Laurel Elementary was placed on a short lockout as a precautionary measure because it was so close to the part.

Roger Alan Brown, 66, was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault, a city spokesperson said in a news release. He was booked into the Larimer County Detention Center Wednesday.

The details of the attack and arrest were not released - only that a man was severely injured and someone was arrested for the attack. Detectives are still looking to interview anyone who may have info about the attack.

If you have not already - and you know something - please talk to Detective Jaclyn Shaklee at 970-416-2771.

When a school is placed on lockout, that means the doors of the school are locked and no one is allowed in or out, but activities inside continue as normal.