Gunman Scares Neighborhood in Paulding County

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Life is back to normal in a south Paulding County neighborhood after a tense Friday afternoon.

Sheriff deputies said a man wearing camouflage from head to toe terrified a lot of people.

It started when he was spotted trying to steal some farm equipment. The Paulding County Sheriff's Office said when deputies arrived to the scene the man fired the weapon several times.

The man fled and was spotted according to the sheriff's office by several witnesses on Friendship Church Road. He was later spotted trying to steal a couple of cars from a home on Winn Road.

The ordeal led to a lockdown of South Paulding County High School, another school, and the neighborhood.

The sheriff's office said the man fled that scene across some fields and properties. They said he dropped his rifle in a pasture. Investigators told FOX 5 News the man was captured in a vacant home.

The lockdown was lifted about an hour and a half after it was imposed.

The man was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation, but the sheriff's office said he'll be transported to the jail.

He faces several charges including aggravated assault and burglary.