Officials lift lockdown of two Spring ISD schools sparked by suspect search

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Dekaney High School and Booker Elementary are no longer under a lockdown, but the search for three suspects is still ongoing. (KTRK)

Deputies are hopeful they can arrest the last two of five suspects accused of breaking into a Spring-area home and sparking a manhunt that led to the lockdown of two Spring ISD schools Thursday afternoon.

Deputies say they responded to a report of a home burglary in the 16000 block of North Meadow. They spotted a suspicious car and tried to pull it over. The car stopped, and five suspects jumped out. They scattered throughout the neighborhood, even running through residents' backyards.

Two of the suspects were caught immediately, but the other three managed to escape.

A Spring ISD spokeswoman says the search for those suspects prompted a lockdown at nearby Dekaney High School and Booker Elementary. School dismissal at both campuses was delayed until about 4:30pm.

During the manhunt, authorities also asked residents to stay inside their homes and stopped every driver in the neighborhood. Deputies also used their K-9 units and helicopter to search for the suspects, though it was ultimately a tip that led them to the whereabouts of the remaining suspects.

The Harris County Pct. 4 Constable's Office said deputies have caught a third suspect and are in the process of apprehending the other two.

Investigators have recovered a BB gun, two laptops and a couple cell phones from inside the abandoned vehicle, which has been reported stolen. It's unclear whether the electronics were taken from the burglarized home.
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