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EPD still looking for person at center of Washington Ave. police activity

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Meanwhile, the EVSC is urging parents to look for administrators outside the school for directions on pick up.

 

 

 

Update

Evansville Police said a man wanted on a warrant is refusing to come out of a house around the 1400 block of Washington Ave.

 

 

EPD SWAT and negotiators are on the scene.

Police said it's believed the man has access to one or more firearms.

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. 

 

 

 

Original Story

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.

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(This story was originally published on December 4, 2017)


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