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The Coconino County Sheriff's Office reported at 2:39 p.m. that an armed man has barricaded himself in his car in the area of the Williams Safeway on Wednesday afternoon.

Jon Paxton, spokesperson for the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, asked that the public avoid the area. Paxton reported that there have been no reports of shots fired or injuries at the time of the release.

Patxon reported that they are attempting to negotiate with the armed subject.

Williams Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Northern Arizona Tactical Team are on the scene.

An emergency notification went out about the armed subject soon before the sheriff's release.

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Superintendent Rick Honsinger told the Arizona Daily Sun that they have enacted a lockout procedure for the Williams High School and Williams Elementary-Middle School.

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Honsinger explained that everyone in the schools are safe and calm. He added that lockouts are enacted to keep their children inside, while normal schooling activities continue.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office is preparing information to be released at this time.

The Arizona Daily Sun will update information as it becomes available.

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Scott Buffon can be reached at sbuffon@azdailysun.com, on Twitter @scottbuffon or by phone at (928) 556-2250.

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