Police activity in St. Cloud prompts elementary school lockdown, officials say
Suspect taken into custody after crashing, fleeing nearby, police say
ST. CLOUD, Fla. – An elementary school in St. Cloud was on lockdown Tuesday afternoon while multiple law enforcement officials responded to an incident nearby, Osceola County school officials said.
School officials said Hickory Tree Elementary School was on lockdown around 2 p.m.
Police asked residents via Twitter at 1:43 p.m. to stay away from police activity near 17th Street, Crawford Avenue and Quotation Court.
St. Cloud police said officers and Osceola deputies worked together to take the suspect accused of fleeing from a traffic stop and crashing into a retention pond nearby into custody around 2:05 p.m.
Subject in custody after running from traffic stop and crashing into retention pond. SCPD and @OsceolaSheriff working together.— St.Cloud Police Dept (@StCloudPD) August 22, 2017
It is unknown whether other schools were put on lockdown while authorities pursued the suspect.
No other details were available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.
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