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Schools Put on Lockdown As Police Search for Man

Feb 06, 2017 05:03PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Sheriff's Deputies search Monday for a man wanted for questioning in an Aurora incident that occurred earlier Monday morning. (Photo submitted by Rick Jacobsen)

UPDATED AT 11:45 P.M TUESDAY

St. Luke's Lutheran School, Boulder Hill and Long Beach Elementary schools in Boulder Hill were put on soft lockdown Monday as Kane and Kendall County sheriff's deputies searched for a man wanted for questioning in an incident that occurred earlier in the day in Aurora.

According to Pat Gengler, Kane County Sheriff's Office spokesman, deputies were called at about 10 a.m. to a home in the 1100 block of Watson Avenue, Aurora, for a report of a man causing a disturbance. 

The man ran from the home before deputies arrived, and they were unable to locate him, Gengler said.

Later in the morning, deputies checked the man's home on Harrison Street in Montgomery. Again, he fled on foot and was chased to the area of Route 30 and Briarcliff in Boulder Hill. 

After calling in search dogs and Kendall County Sheriff's deputies, the search for the man ended at about 1:30 p.m. without success, Gengler said.

Gengler said the Kane County Sheriff's Office has identified the man and is continuing to investigate why he fled from both houses. They do not believe he was armed at any time during their searches.

District 308 spokesman Brian Graves said students at Boulder Hill and Long Beach were both kept in doors for the remainder of the day, and at no time were students in danger. 


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