Lockdown lifted for Coolidge schools as search continues for ‘armed and dangerous’ fugitive

Coolidge schools were locked down early Thursday afternoon as authorities searched for a...
Coolidge schools were locked down early Thursday afternoon as authorities searched for a fugitive.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 1:01 PM MST
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COOLIDGE, AZ. (3TV/CBS 5) A lockdown has been lifted for all schools in the Pinal County city of Coolidge as officers continue searching for a fugitive.

Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Coolidge police posted an alert on social media asking residents to avoid areas west of 10th Place and Vah Ki Inn Road due to “an ongoing police incident.” Schools were locked down as a precaution, including Prep Coolidge High School and Imagine Coolidge Elementary, which are located in the immediate area.

The lockdown was lifted just after 2 p.m., and Coolidge police say students will be released as normal at the end of the school day. However, the search is ongoing, and police say the entrance to the Seasons at the Village neighborhood is blocked off. The incident covers an area between 9th and 10th Place between Vah Ki Inn Road and Shannon’s Way.

Coolidge police say the investigation is being led by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service, but investigators have not released any type of suspect description. No injuries have been reported.

A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office helicopter assisted in the search for a fugitive in Coolidge.
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office helicopter assisted in the search for a fugitive in Coolidge.(Arizona's Family)

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