It's not the way students were expecting to spend their first day of classes — with three schools in Regina on lockdown for part of Tuesday afternoon.

An incident in the neighbourhood prompted police to ask for lockdowns at Thom Collegiate, Gladys McDonald, and the Huda School.

The situation was resolved by mid-afternoon, with a suspect being arrested and the lockdowns ended.

Officers had surrounded a house on the 3100 block of 6th Avenue North and were negotiating with a man, 47, inside.

The school division noted the incident was not related to the schools in the area and said the lockdowns were implemented as a precautionary measure.

According to police the suspect is accused of threatening a woman he was in a relationship with and when they learned he was at the woman's home, they converged on the location.

They spent the day urging him to come out. He was taken into custody, without incident, around 3:30 p.m.

There was no immediate word on any charges.