Lockdowns lifted at schools in Parkside; suspect in police custody

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Chopper 6 HD was overhead as police arrested a suspect in the Parkside section of Philadelphia.

Lockdowns have been lifted at three Philadelphia schools after police found and arrested a male suspect they had been searching for.

The Philadelphia School District confirmed that lockdowns were lifted at 11:05 a.m. Thursday at Blankenburg Elementary School, School of the Future and Philadelphia Learning Academy.

Chopper 6 HD was over 41st and Poplar Streets as police took a male suspect into custody.

The lockdowns were first announced around 10 a.m. as multiple police unit converged on the area around 41st and Poplar.

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Three Philadelphia schools have been locked down as officers search for a male who fled from police.



Action News was told officers were searching for a male who had fled police.

The suspect was wanted in connection with a home invasion.

The three schools in the area were locked down out of an abundance of caution.

No students were harmed, and it appears, were never in any imminent danger.

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Lockdowns have been lifted at three Philadelphia schools after police found and arrested a male suspect they had been searching for.

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