MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Three Miami schools were temporarily placed on lockdown as police searched for a man who may have been armed.READ MORE: 2 Doral Police Officers Injured In Shooting Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters; Suspect Killed ID'd By Police
Just after 1 p.m. police posted a tweet about their search.
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Please avoid the area of SW 41 – 42 Avenue between SW Flagler St – 2 Street as police search for a male who is being described as bald, wearing a black shirt, with several tattoos, possibly armed with a rifle in the area. pic.twitter.com/JZ3q6sH5NU
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) August 31, 2018
As a precautionary measure three schools in the area; Kinloch Park Elementary, Kinloch Park Middle, and Flagler Elementary were placed on a precautionary lockdown.
Around 1:40 p.m. Chopper4 over the area spotted a man matching the police description being placed in handcuffs and put in the back of a squad car. Police confirmed they had detained the man they were looking for.MORE NEWS: South Florida PBA Union President Steadman Stahl On Stress Of Being A Police Officer
The school lockdowns were subsequently lifted.