Suspect Caught, Lockdown Lifted at Washington, Mo. Schools

Michael Calhoun (@michaelcalhoun, mrcalhoun@cbs.com)

WASHINGTON, Mo. (KMOX) – Police quickly arrested an armed suspect who led officers on both a car and a foot chase around noon.

The situation also prompted the lockdown of several Washington-area schools.

It began when the man sped away from a routine traffic stop. He eventually ditched the vehicle around Diener Road and ran into a wooded area, wearing fatigues and carrying what officers described as a rifle.

The Washington Missourian paper reports that the suspect was captured on a deck of a home near Holtgrewe Road, west of Pottery Road. The gun was not with him.

A school official tells KMOX that all lockdowns have been lifted.

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