Independence police have suspended the search for a man who entered a home in Independence and stole some guns, prompting a lockdown at Elm Grove Elementary School early this afternoon.

Independence police have suspended the search for a man who entered a home in Independence and stole some guns, prompting a lockdown at Elm Grove Elementary School early this afternoon.


Police placed the school on lockdown as a precaution shortly after the man entered a home in the 17500 block of East Kentucky Road. Several units, including the K9 and helicopter, are searched for the man, described as either a dark-skinned white male or Hispanic.


Construction workers in the area saw him at one point and pursued him up a hill, but he escaped. Police were able to retrieve one of the man's socks.


Anyone with information should call 474-TIPS.