Over the last several hours, the Massachusetts State Police have been conducting a search for an individual in the Saugus/Melrose/Mount Hood area. As a precaution, the Hoover and Winthrop schools were placed on lockdown. The State Police have withdrawn their search of the area and the Winthrop and Hoover schools are no longer on lockdown and are resuming normal operations.
If you have any further concerns, please contact the Melrose Police at 781-665-1212.
Thank you for your cooperation.