Elementary school evacuated for SWAT suspect search

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SCOTTSDALE - Hohokam Elementary students were taken to Coronado High School after a suspect search by police forced the students to evacuate the school.

UNCUT: Police details

Parents are asked to pick up their children in the lecture hall at Coronado High School at the intersection of Miller just North of Oak.

Police say there were 4 suspects, 2 men and 2 women, breaking into a home in the 7900 block of Palm Lane.

The homeowner came home to find his house being robbed. The 4 suspects fled in a yellow Volkswagon Bug and the homeowner was able to take down the plate.

He called police and gave a good description of the suspects. Police were searching the area when a neighbor called to report a suspicious yellow VW bug going to into a vacant home.

The SWAT team was called to the house. After a short barricade situation at this vacant house, the suspects were taken into custody.

During the barricade situation Hohokam Elementary was put into lockdown, and then students were evacuated to Cornado High School.