School lockdowns lifted in NW Houston after suspect search

A school in northwest Houston has been placed on lockdown as authorities search for a suspect

October 24, 2012 10:14:34 AM PDT
The lockdowns for two schools in northwest Houston has been lifted as authorities searched for a suspect in the area.

Aldine ISD says it had placed Hill Intermediate School and another nearby school on a modified lockdown shortly before 10am as Harris County Sheriff's deputies conducted a search for the suspect. We're told a modified lockdown is when no one is allowed in the building, but people are allowed to leave.

DPS says the suspect ran from troopers this morning who were trying to serve a warrant on a man wanted for sexual assault of a child when he fled on foot. They searched the area around Vega and Ellington streets.

Police said the modified lockdown was in place only as a precaution and the district says they were told the school is not in any danger. The lockdowns were lifted shortly before noon.

No word yet on whether the suspect has been apprehended.

We'll bring you more details as we get them.


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