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Christopher Adam Hudson (Photo: Athens Police Department)

ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Police took no chances with a man who showed up at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church on Tuesday. 

Lindsay Lane Christian Academy is on the same grounds as the church.  It was placed on lockdown for the entire day as a precaution.

The man, Christopher Adam Hudson, is in custody.  He is charged with being a fugitive from justice.

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said his department received a call from an investigator in Jackson County, Mississippi who advised Hudson was at the church, and was wanted for felony molestation of a child.  The investigator said Hudson was also possibly suicidal.  The church called shortly afterward to ask for police to respond.

Johnson said officers responded to the church within a minute of receiving the call, and arrested Hudson without incident.  He was taken to the Athens Police Department and then transferred to the Limestone County Jail.

Police say Hudson had gone to the church to ask for help.  He called a family member while he was there, and that family member called Jackson County investigators.

Athens Police asked that the church lock down the school as a precaution.

“At no time were any of the children in any danger or in contact with Hudson,” said Chief Johnson.  “Hudson was never inside the school part of the campus.”

Chief Johnson said Hudson had a tactical-type gear bag with him with an Army blanket strapped to the top.  Police had State Troopers x-ray the bag as a precaution, but they didn’t find anything unusual inside.