PEORIA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Officials with the Peoria Unified School District said Thursday afternoon that the lockdown at two of its elementary schools in the Vistancia area have been lifted.
According to earlier statements from Peoria Police officials, Vistancia Elementary and Lake Pleasant Elementary were put on lockdown, as police conducted a search in the area for an armed robbery suspect.
The alleged robbery reportedly did not happen at the two schools, and the suspect is described as a black male with a shaved head and a light beard, in his mid 20s, 5' 5" tall, and possibly wearing a dark blue hoodie and blue jeans.
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Lockdown at Vistancia and Lake Pleasant Elementary have been lifted. Police are continuing the investigation.— Peoria Police (AZ) (@PeoriaAzPS) May 18, 2017
Peoria PD searching for suspect in Vistancia. Suspect is black male, 26-27, 5'6", 150, shaved head & beard, dark sweatshirt & yellow letters— Peoria Police (AZ) (@PeoriaAzPS) May 18, 2017
Vistancia & Lake Pleasant Elementary schools are on lock down for precautionary reasons. No crimes occurred at either school.— Peoria Police (AZ) (@PeoriaAzPS) May 18, 2017
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