Police activity prompts school lockdowns in Concord

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 4:49 PM

CONCORD, N.C. -- Two Concord-area schools went on lockdown Monday following police activity in the area.

The Concord Police Department says the lockdowns at Cox Mill High School and Cox Mill Elementary School were prompted after several suspects jumped from a vehicle and ran from officers.

The vehicle had been reported stolen in Charlotte, police say.

The schools went on lockdown as a precaution around noon Monday. Cabarrus County Schools tells NBC Charlotte the lockdown was lifted at 1:10 p.m.

Concord Police say the incident started in the area of Clarke Creek Parkway and Montrose Drive in Concord when officers stopped the vehicle. Authorities continued that at least three individuals inside the vehicle fled the vehicle on foot.

Of the four suspects wanted in connection with the stolen vehicle, Concord Police say three of the suspects are "accounted for".

No injuries were reported.

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