Aggravated Assault Along Quiet NJ Street Leads to Lockdown

A quiet South Jersey community was put on alert this morning and a local school was put on lockdown this morning following an aggravated assault at a home.

The assault happened along Galestown Circle in Chesterfield Township, Burlington County, according to Chesterfield Township Police.

After the attack the suspect fled, according to police.

Since the violent attacker was on the loose, police put nearby Chesterfield Elementary School on lockdown -- meaning children wouldn’t be allowed out for recess and police would be present as children are dismissed.

The suspect was described as standing about 5-foot-10-inches tall and weighing around 160 pounds. He had a beard and was wearing a hoodie at the time of the attack, according to investigators.

Police urged anyone who spots the suspect to call 911 immediately.

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