TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Ross Elementary School was placed on a temporary lockdown just before noon while Topeka Police looked for a suspect following a traffic stop.
Topeka police said officers attempted to stop a vehicle described as an old 70s brown GMC pickup at SE Indiana Ave. and SE 33rd St. Topeka Police tells KSNT News a passenger ran from the vehicle and possibly had a felony warrant. The person was believed to be armed with a weapon.
Topeka Public Schools said the school went on lockdown at 11:50 a.m. due to the suspect possibly being in the area and having a weapon.
Around 12:30 p.m. the school was moved to a secure campus mode. Topeka Public Schools said this mean no one is allowed in or out of the building but activity within the school continues as normal.
Police said the suspect was located by a parole officer and taken into custody in the 3300 block of SE Ohio.
The suspect has not been identified at this time.
All activities at Ross Elementary School are now back to normal.
KSNT News will update as new information becomes available.