DANIA BEACH (CBSMiami) – Several Dania Beach schools were placed on a precautionary lockdown Wednesday morning as Broward sheriff’s deputies searched for a man they believed was wanted for burglary.
Turns out they got the wrong guy.
Just before 11 a.m., sheriff’s deputies spotted a man they believed was their burglary suspect walking down the street in the area of Phippen Waiters Road and SW 4th Terrace with a woman. When Broward sheriff’s deputies tried to stop him, he ran off.
Sheriff’s deputies immediately set up a perimeter.
Bethune Elementary School, Olsen Middle School, and Attucks Middle School were all placed on lockdown due to the police activity.
Around noon, the activity was centered near SW 3rd Street and 330 Phippen Waiters Road. The sheriff’s office confirmed that the man had been detained, but it turned out he was not their burglary suspect.
The school lockdowns were then lifted.