Vehicle pursuit prompts brief lockdown at South Laredo school

Published: Oct. 18, 2022 at 3:14 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - A south Laredo elementary school was placed on a brief lockdown after a car chase was reported near the area.

According to the Laredo Police, the lockdown was placed on Santo Nino Elementary School due to a vehicle pursuit that ended near the campus and a person was allegedly seen with a weapon.

A patrol officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a Ford Fiesta, and the driver did not pull over which resulted in a chase down several blocks, that’s according to law enforcement.

Laredo Police said the Ford Fiesta pulled up right in front of the elementary school, which is when several people jumped out of the car and ran in different directions.

Responding officers said one person jumped out of the car and ran towards Zapata Highway carrying what looked like a rifle or weapon.

The school was then placed on lockdown while several agencies started looking for the alleged suspect.

By 3:45 p.m. one person was taken into custody, a firearm was recovered, and the lockdown was lifted.

Charges are pending.

Below is the original story:

The Laredo Police Department confirms that a car chase has placed some schools in the Santo Niño area on a temporary lockdown.

Police say this is only a precautionary measure to ensure campus safety. There is a heavy police presence at the intersection of S New York Avenue and Boulanger Street.

According to police, there are people in custody.

This is a developing story. We will keep you updated once more details are known.

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