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A man spotted with what turned out to be a defibrillator strapped to his chest prompted a brief lockdown at a North Park elementary school Wednesday morning.

Someone called police shortly after 9 a.m. and said a man wearing something around his torso with wires sticking out of it was in the vicinity of McKinley Elementary School, San Diego Police Officer Humberto Hernandez said.

Campus police put the school on the corner of Felton and Palm streets on lockdown shortly afterward, he said.

Police tracked the man down about a half-hour later and found he was wearing a defibrillator, which is used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, the officer said.

—City News Service

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