Police swarmed the area around Canyon View Elementary School in Kennewick looking for a man with a gun on Tuesday.
Kennewick officers and Benton County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 1200 block of West 22 Place after a 911 caller said he felt threatened by five men, according to Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Police believe it was a disagreement over drugs and all of the people involved knew each other.
A witness called 911 and said one of them had a pistol, which was BB gun.
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The suspects left the area in a red car, later ditched it and fled on foot toward Zintel Canyon.
One of the suspects was seen going into a home where he knew the person living there. He later came out in a different shirt before he was detained and a second suspect was detained, said.
No one was arrested but the case remains under investigation.