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.
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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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