Game involving Lawrence County high school interrupted due to police activity near stadium

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The fans were evacuated from the Rochester vs. Shenango game

Police lights on during an emergency.

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BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — A man is now in custody after a high school football game was interrupted Friday night because of a police presence near the stadium where the game was being played.

Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA reported that the stadium in Beaver County was evacuated as police looked for a man that was described as armed and dangerous.

A man with mental health issues ran into the nearby woods with a gun.

The lights from the stadium interfered with the night vision equipment, so fans were evacuated from the Rochester vs. Shenango game.

A person at the game told WKBN First News that players were locked down inside the locker rooms.

The game later resumed after the man was taken into custody.

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