Lockdowns lifted at 3 Orlando schools after burglary suspect search

Published On: Apr 15 2014 01:42:14 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 15 2014 02:37:15 PM EDT


The lockdowns have been lifted on Tuesday in Orlando after police searched the area for a possible gunman in a burglary, according to police.

Orange County Public Schools said the lockdown was issued at Edgewater High School, Lee Middle School and Princeton Elementary School at around 1:30 p.m. It was lifted an hour later.

Police said the vehicle break-in was reported Tuesday afternoon in the 2800 block of Edgewater Drive.  According to police, a black or Hispanic male wearing a camouflage type of raincoat was seen by a witness breaking into a car.

When the witness approached the suspect, the suspect turned and showed a handgun, and then the suspect ran on foot, police said.

Also in College Park, Local 6 spoke to the workers in the Alchemy salon nearby, who said a man came through the back of the salon with a gun.

When people started running out of the store, the man became spooked and ran out of the back door, the workers said.

It's not clear if the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information about the crime, or identity or whereabouts of a possible suspect is please asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.


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