Authorities placed Hartford Public High School in lock-in mode on Tuesday morning because of a barricaded man.

However, the scene was cleared shortly after 10:30 a.m., according to police.

According to police, the unidentified man barricaded himself with an axe inside his home near the intersection of Hawthorn and Forest streets around 9 a.m. Police said the man was believed to have a weapon.

The man was eventually taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The Hartford Public High School was placed in a "code yellow precautionary lock-in." Lock-in mode means students, staff and teachers cannot go outside Hartford Public High School and no one can enter the building.

However, the lock-in has since been lifted.

Students were said to be safe, according to police.

There were no reported evacuations in the area, police said.

They said the man has a history with them. They were called to his home for a similar incident before.

They said he was taken to the hospital to get services.

30 Forrest St. is clear. No injuries. No violence. EDP taken to Hosp for eval. Lockdown lifted. Student not in danger. All safe. All clear.— D/C Foley (@LtFoley) October 25, 2016

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