Update (3:15 p.m.)
The Evansville Police Department arrested one person with a felony warrant at a house around the 1400 block of Washington Ave. on Monday.
While there, police spotted another person who has a warrant for selling cocaine. Police believe that person lives there. Somehow, police said that person was able to escape.
Police used chemical agents to draw other people out of the house and those people are being questioned.
Police believed there were weapons inside the house while they had the house surrounded, but they no longer believe the person they're looking for is armed and dangerous.
Update (2:58 p.m.)
EVSC has been given the 'all clear' by police to release students from school.
Just received ALL CLEAR from EPD. Students at Bosse and Washington will now be released. Thanks for your patience.— EVSC (@EVSC1) December 4, 2017
Update (2:30 p.m.)
It appears EPD has detained a man involved in the standoff situation on Washington Ave. However, police say negotiations are continuing.
There is still a police presence in the area. Eyewitness News is trying to determine who exactly police have in custody.
EPD negotiations continue on Washington Ave. Police believe man wanted on a felony warrant is in the home and has access to one or more firearms. Area near Bosse HS will remain closed until further notice.— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) December 4, 2017
Meanwhile, the EVSC is urging parents to look for administrators outside the school for directions on pick up.
.@EVSC1 Bosse will release bus riders onto Powell Ave. Walkers will be released to the southwest and blocked from entering the scene to the east. Parents picking up their kids need to stay north of Powell on Lodge or Collage Hwy.— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) December 4, 2017
.@EVSC1 Washington Middle School will release bus riders and pick ups as usual. Walkers will be a delayed release. They will not be able to walk westward toward the scene.— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) December 4, 2017
Evansville Police said a man wanted on a warrant is refusing to come out of a house around the 1400 block of Washington Ave.
SWAT is inserting chemical agent into the house at this time. Loud sound of the launcher should not be mistaken as gunfire.— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) December 4, 2017
EPD SWAT and negotiators are on the scene.
Police said it's believed the man has access to one or more firearms.
Washington Ave activity update- Man wanted on Felony dealing narcotic warrant refusing to come out of the home. Police believe he has access to one or more firearms. EPD SWAT and negotiators are on scene.— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) December 4, 2017
Contrary to other media reports, Evansville Police confirm that Washington Middle School and Bosse High School are not on lockdown. Rather, as we initially reported, the schools are operating in 'secure' mode.
If you are picking up your children at Bosse or Washington look for administrators outside the school for directions on pick up. Walkers will be held at both schools until situation is over or parent picks up student.— EVSC (@EVSC1) December 4, 2017
Washington Ave standoff info- @EVSC1 Bosse High School and Washington Middle School are operating in “SECURE” mode. All students are safe.— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) December 4, 2017
The Evansville Police Department has closed Washington Ave. in both directions around the 1400 block.
Police ask the public to avoid the area due to 'police activity.'
EVSC's Jason Woebkenberg said nearby Bosse High School is not on lockdown.
According to Woebkenberg, the school is in secure mode as a precaution.
In secure mode, classroom instruction continues but no one is allowed outside as officials monitor the situation.
(This story was originally published on December 4, 2017)
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