Update: Woodinville High School on Lockdown While Authorities Search for Suspect

Update 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10: Woodinville Police Chief Sydney Jackson told Patch that the incident began after a Woodinville police officer came upon a suspicious vehicle near the high school and shortly thereafter saw a homeowner chasing him out of his house yelling at him.

She said the suspect got in his black pickup truck and refused to stop for the police.  A pursuit ensued with the suspect attempting to ram two police cars but then continued south on Woodinville Snohomish Road. The suspect drove into the parking lot of Del’s Truck Rental and bailed from the vehicle, Jackson said. The man then reportedly jumped the fence and ran across Hwy 522 into the woods. 

"Due to the close proximity of the school, we advised to lock it down," Jackson said.

A King County Sheriff's Officer dog and helicopter were used to track the suspect, however, he was not found. The lock on the high school was lifted before 2 p.m., according to school officials and Jackson said police have no reason to believe there is any danger to public safety. Detectives are investigating potential leads.

KIRO 7 is reporting a description of the man as white and about 5 foot 8 inches tall.

Update 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10:
To watch live video of the search from KIRO-7's news chopper, click here.

Update 1:25 p.m. Sept. 10: Cindi West of the King County Sheriff's Office emailed this to Patch: 

One of our deputies tried to stop a suspicious subject in the area of area of 18800 block of 132 Ave NE.  The subject took off in his vehicle. A short vehicle pursuit ensued and then the suspect tried to ram a deputies car. The suspect eventually got out on foot and ran in the area of NE 195 and 522. We have K-9 and our helicopter assisting in the search. I don’t know what the suspicious situation he was initially stopped for.

Update 1:20 p.m. Sept. 10:
KIRO 7 is reporting that authorities are searching for a man who tried to run down King County Sheriff's Office deputies after deputies tried to pull over the man, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cindi West.

Original post ---

Woodinville High School is reportedly on lockdown as authorities search for a burglary suspect. 

The Everett Herald tweeted: .@SnoCoSheriff deputies are assisting Woodinville police with a burglary-related incident. Incident believed to be south of the county line.

One parent sent this report to Patch:

  • The kids have been in lockdown since about 12:30 and are still in lockdown. The kids were instructed to go into the closest classroom.

  • I just got a call from WHS that there is police activity in the area. They are in pursuit of a burglary suspect.

Patch will bring you more as the situation develops.
Kat Stremlau September 10, 2013 at 04:15 PM
I wonder if this will have an impact on the bus pickups...and if so, is there a knock-down effect on the Jr. High and Elementary school bus schedules?
Gono Paro September 10, 2013 at 04:41 PM
I am pretty sure that it will affect the bus schedule for WHS. My son usually gets home a little after 2:10. I would love an update. Does anyone know if this suspect is armed?
Gono Paro September 10, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Apparently WHS is all clear.
Kat Stremlau September 10, 2013 at 04:57 PM
WHS released at normal time, FYI!
Darci M Suslo September 10, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Well I hope they catch this guy, I was on my way to Costco and he jumped out from the side of the hi-way almost right in front of me frantically looking around. I watched him in my rearview mirror run and hop the median and dash into the woods. It was kind of freaky, I figured he was running from cops, I had just seen an unmarked vehicle seconds before hauling butt the opposite way on 522! Not the best day to forget my cell phone or I would have called the police.


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