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Fleeing suspect causes school lockouts

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A suspect who evaded police on foot after a traffic stop caused Neidig Elementary School, Elgin High School and the Austin Community College (ACC) Elgin campus to shelter in place on Friday morning.

According to the Elgin Police Department call blotter for Friday morning, the subject evaded by vehicle when pulled over for a traffic stop, headed towards Crescent Village Apartments, at around 8:25 a.m. The suspect’s vehicle was found, and he had left on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect was also found to have multiple warrants.

Elgin police began checking the area, later with assistance from Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, ACC campus police, Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office and a K-9 unit from Hutto Police Department.

According to a post on Elgin High School’s Facebook page, Elgin ISD was notified by EPD at approximately 9 a.m. about a situation that warranted placing Neidig Elementary School and Elgin High School into a “shelter in place” state while law enforcement agencies were searching for the subject. At 11:26 a.m., Elgin ISD was advised that the area around the schools was clear, and they released the shelter-in-place order.

Similarly, the ACC Elgin campus was put under an immediate shelter-in-place order, which was lifted at 10:20 a.m.

Campus activities and regular schedules resumed for all schools after the orders were lifted.