DENVER (CBS4) – Two elementary schools had to be put on modified lockdown Tuesday morning after a shoplifting suspect brandished a gun.
The suspect was caught some time after noon and the lockdowns have been lifted.
Both Colfax Elementary and Cowell Elementary located near the Lakewood border were placed on modified lockdown after the shoplifting suspect showed a gun when confronted by a security guard at a Walmart.
A modified lockdown means the schools doors are locked but everything inside is normal.
According to Steve Davis with Lakewood police, the suspect was with a woman when the incident occurred. They fled the scene in a vehicle that sustained a flat tire from stop sticks laid down by police. The vehicle managed to still drive on a shredded tire but it was later stopped near 12th Avenue and Perry Street.
The woman was caught by police but the man managed to escape. He was later taken into custody.
Nobody was hurt in the incident.