False report prompts a search, puts nearby schools on lockdown, police say


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – UPDATE: Police said the search for a suspect was called off when it was revealed the victim filed a false report.

K-9 units, Texas Department of Public Safety AIR and other units were brought in to search for an armed subject was all units were canceled when the investigation showed the woman who filed the report was lying.

Parents at Polk Elementary, one of the schools on lockdown, said they were upset about the report, but happy with the extra measures taken by the school and EPISD.

“I was happy the school let us know right away, I was mad at whoever made the report but as long as they were safe I was good to go,” Tammi Hernandez said.

According to police, EPPD took a woman into custody. They say filing a false police report is an arrestable offense, punishable by fine up to $2,000 and/or six months in jail.

ORIGINAL: A man with a gun fled the scene of an aggravated robbery and now nearby schools are on lockdown, police said.

The robbery happened in the area of Bishop Flores and Martha Gale Monday morning, the El Paso Police Department said in an alert. He was last seen with a gun running away on foot.

El Paso Police said EPISD police placed nearby schools on lockdown. Franklin High School, Polk Elementary School and Rosa Guerrero Elementary School are in the vicinity.

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