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Lockdown lifted at Pittsburg schools; 3 robbery suspects in custody

Police search a vehicle on 4th Street about 1/4 mile west of PHS Police search a vehicle on 4th Street about 1/4 mile west of PHS

Updated at 1:05 PM CST:  Pittsburg Police have told KOAM reporter Rudy Harper that three people are in custody for an overnight armed robbery.

Three schools had been put into lockdown, but they that has been lifted.

Authorities believe everyone involved is in custody.

 

Updated at 12:50 PM CST: Authorities have confirmed that Pittsburg schools are no longer on lockdown.

KOAM Reporter Rudy Harper has confirmed that at least one person is in suspect.

NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

USD 250's Lockdown has been Lifted

Pittsburg, Kan. (September 12, 2013) – At 12:35pm, Pittsburg Police have notified schools that it is okay to lift from lockdown mode.

At 11am, Pittsburg High School and Meadowlark Elementary was placed on lockdown due to an incident off of school property.

This was not an incident involving Pittsburg High School or Meadowlark Elementary, but we wanted to take every precautionary measure until law enforcement controls the situation.

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Updated at 12:12 PM CST - POSTED ON FACEBOOK BY THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

PPD and CRSO are searching for a suspect in 3 Pittsburg robberies. Suspect is on foot believed to be in the following area- Between Rouse St and Kings Hwy from 4th to 14th St.

Described as a black male with medium length black hair. Unknown clothing description.
Residents are encouraged to make sure vehicles, houses and outbuildings are secure and to call 911 if they see anything or anyone suspicious.

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Updated at 11:27 AM CST:  An official with the Pittsburg Community Schools confirms Meadowlark Elementary School is also on lockdown.

 

Posted September 12, 2013 at 11:21 AM CST - NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Pittsburg High School Takes Precautions with Lockdown

Pittsburg, KS - At 11am, Thursday, September 12, 2013, Pittsburg High School has been placed on lockdown due to an incident off of school property. Pittsburg Police are working to apprehend two suspects in a crime.

"We are in lockdown to prevent anyone from entering or leaving our buildings until we receive an all clear from our local authorities," Superintendent Destry Brown said. "Safety of our students is our number one priority."

This is not an incident involving our high school, but we wanted to take every precautionary measure until law enforcement controls the situation.

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