• Armed men arrested in Cocoa following school lock down


    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -  Two Brevard schools were placed on lockdown Thursday after officers responded to a call about a group of armed men in a car, authorities said.  The schools have since been reopened.

    Two armed men burst into a home on Fiske Boulevard in Rockledge, said officers.

     Roughly two dozen heavily armed cops from at least four police agencies surrounded the area looking for the two armed suspects.

     A man who did not want to be identified said he came face-to-face with one of them.

    "I asked him what was up because he looked at me.  I asked him what was up, so he pulled out a gun and ran back toward the east," he said.

    Cocoa police said the armed men jumped out of the car and fled near Fiske Boulevard.

    The officers were able to catch one of the men.

    Then attention turned to the house where the other man had barged in on the residents.

    Initially, the officers thought the man dashed out a back door, but when his mother showed up, they realized he was still inside.

    She said she did not know what was going on.

    After several hours, officers had their second suspect.

    A block away, WFTV spotted the stolen car police say the pair was driving.






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