Schools in the area of the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan have been placed on lockdown as police search for a suspect who ran from them. On Thursday morning, at 10 a.m., the incident started.
The Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan, Illinois, at the College of Lake County, sent out a message saying it had been locked down due to “dangerous conditions.” The message stated, “Police are on scene and managing the situation.”
Staff and students have been instructed to remain in secured buildings until further notice. At 11:15 a.m., the institution reported that the lockdown was still in effect. According to reports, the university cancelled all classes.
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Evelyn Alexander School in the North Chicago School District 187 was also placed on soft lockdown, according to a message sent out by the district. The reason given was “a prisoner escaping custody” in Waukegan. As a result, the district has said, “Students will not be permitted outdoors, and only parents/guardians with appointments will be allowed entry.”
According to Lake and McHenry County Scanner, Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that a man who learned he was on the wanted list ran away. Downtown Waukegan was swarmed by police as they looked for the fugitive. The nature of his request was obscure. According to Covelli, new details are on the way.