SAN JOSE -- An elementary school in East San Jose was ordered to shelter-in-place as a precaution Monday while officers cornered a parolee at large in the neighborhood, according to the San Jose Police Department.

Almost five hours after he was spotted, the parolee was taken into custody around 3:40 p.m. Police did not immediately identify him.

The parolee was seen riding a bicycle around 10:50 a.m. in the area of Monteagle and Sundown drives off Murtha Drive, about a block east of Ryan Elementary School.

Officers found him, but he took off and then climbed onto the roof of an area home where, for a time, he stalemated police, who surrounded him, Sgt. Heather Randol said.

The school was alerted to close its doors at 1:20 p.m. The shelter-in-place was lifted about two hours later.



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