Vegas Verdes Elementary on lockdown due to police activity in area

LAS VEGAS - Police have placed Vegas Verdes Elementary on lockdown as a precaution as they try to locate a potential car thief. 

The incident began around 8:48 a.m. on Wednesday after a person called the police and said they located their own stolen vehicle and began following it, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

When police began the pursue the vehicle in the area of Oakey Boulevard and Arville Street, the person inside took off on foot and was last seen entering a nearby residence, police said.

Police are currently working to clear the residence and locate the suspect.

The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution which is standard procedure when police are investigating in an area near a school. 


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