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Police Pursuit Locks Down Roland Park School

Police were chasing a car thief on foot near the school.

Roland Park Elementary/Middle School was placed on lock down Monday morning due to a police chase in the area.

According to Det. Nicole Monroe, police tried to pull over an individual driving a stolen car in the Roland Park neighborhood.

The car thief ran from the vehicle and led police on a foot chase at about 8:10 a.m., and he was eventually apprehended in the unit block of Elmwood Road.

Monroe said the department’s communi made the school aware of the situation to prevent anyone from coming outside during the pursuit.

Anne Fullerton, a spokeswoman for Baltimore City Public Schools, told a reporter to direct all questions to the Baltimore Police Department.

"It's obviously an unfortunate incident but the children were not at risk," Fullerton said.  

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