Bexley schools' Cassingham Complex was locked down for more than an hour Wednesday as police negotiated with a man who barricaded himself inside his house and threatened suicide.

Bexley schools' Cassingham Complex was locked down for more than an hour Wednesday as police negotiated with a man who barricaded himself inside his house and threatened suicide.

Superintendent Michael Johnson said he ordered the lockdown around 2:50 p.m. because authorities believed the man had guns inside the house, which is located near the schools' complex.

Johnson dismissed students around 4:30 p.m. as police continued to talk to the man. The schools' complex includes Cassingham Elementary School, Bexley Middle School and Bexley High School.

Students "were never in any danger, as it turns out," police Sgt. Tony Martin said.

Officers went to the scene after a woman who lives in the house called police and said the man was threatening to kill himself. Officers knocked and the man opened the door enough to look out, then closed the door and wouldn't let officers inside, Martin said.

"We had a history with him, but nothing serious," Martin said.

SWAT officers entered the home around 7:30 p.m. and found the man unharmed.