SUGAR LAND, Texas – Two Fort Bend I.S.D. schools were on lockdown while police searched for a suspect who ran away after being stopped by an officer.
The lockdowns started shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday, but police later found the suspect and the lockdowns were lifted around 12:30 p.m.
According to the Sugar Land Police Department, the suspect ran from an officer during a traffic stop. The man was unarmed, but his car was reported stolen in Houston.
A search perimeter was set up in the Settlers Park subdivision, which included an area surrounded by Mesquite, Timberview, Greens Field, Austin Park and Settlers Way.
A school district spokeswoman said the perimeter doors of First Colony Middle School and Settler Way Elementary were locked, and students were kept inside. In addition, all outdoor activities were cancelled at First Colony Middle School, Settlers Way Elementary, Colony Bend Elementary, Austin Parkway Elementary and Colony Meadows Elementary.
A Houston Police Department helicopter assisted Sugar Land police in the search.
It wasn’t immediately known where the suspect was located.
During the search, extra police were placed at each campus affected, the district said. The school district said e-mail and voice messages were sent to parents of students.