Lockout lifted at Longmont High School after search for carjacking suspect

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LONGMONT, Colo. — Longmont High School was placed on lockout Wednesday afternoon after an alleged carjacker crashed a car near the school and fled into the neighborhood.

During a lockout situation, people are not able to leave the school building. A lockout is often implemented when there is a threat nearby — but not inside — a school.

According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the Boulder Police Department responded to a carjacking near the 29th Street Mall shortly before noon.

The suspect crashed the car at Ninth Avenue and Hover Street in Longmont, which is about eight blocks southwest of Longmont High School. The suspect then ran off into a neighborhood, the Longmont Police Department said.

Police believe the suspect was armed when the carjacking occurred. No weapon was recovered from the crashed car.

Police set up a perimeter and searched the area with drones and K-9 units, but he was not found.

The lockout was lifted about 2 p.m.

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