Bristol Eastern High School and Stafford School were put on lockdown out of an abundance of caution following a serious assault at a home on Wednesday morning, according to police.
At approximately 8:49 a.m., several Bristol Police Department officers responded to an assault with a knife call at a house on Columbus Ave. near Rt. 6. A male suspect fled the residence on foot with the weapon before their arrival, police said.
According to police, it appears to be an isolated incident. Once police verified that there was no longer a threat in the area, the school lockdowns were lifted, police said.
The victim is being treated at an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The police said the suspect remains at large, and an investigation is ongoing.