BREAKING NEWS: Washington West Elementary/churches on lockdown - during manhunt for armed subject

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Photo by Kyle Quick.  Residence where suspect was apprehended.
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UPDATE: 1:21 p.m. - The suspect was apprehended at the above pictured residence off Holtgrewe Road.  Quick News spoke with both Franklin County Sherriff Gary Toelke and Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn; we will update with that information later this afternoon.

UPDATE: 1:06 p.m. - Franklin County Deputies have confirmed that the suspect in custody is the individual who originally fled the scene. 

Washington, Mo. - Following an attempted traffic stop, Washington Police began a search of the area for a suspect who fled the scene.  Washington's West Elementary and several churches were placed on lockdown as a precaution.  A helicopter is currently hovering over an area west of pottery road. 

A suspect is now in custody, thanks to the quick and effective action of local law enforcement; Washington Police are waiting on a positive identification of the suspect in custody. 

Photo by Kyle Quick


Quick News is on the scene and will bring more information as soon as it becomes available.