(Neb)-Kimball Co Manhunt Closes Schools, Potter-Dix On Lockdown
KIMBALL - School and activities in Kimball are cancelled and the Potter-Dix schools are in lockdown because of a manhunt for suspects from an early morning police chase that ended at the Kimball-Cheyenne County line. The undetermined number of suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
Officials with both school districts say their respective decisions were made in consultation with the Cheyenne and Kimball County Sheriff Offices and the Nebraska State Patrol.
Potter-Dix Supt Mike Williams says parents were allowed to keep their children home and about 15% of the 173 students were absent, up from the less than 10% on a normal day.
State troopers and Cheyenne County deputies were involved in the chase that saw the suspects flee on foot at its end about 1:30, then steal a turquoise 1997 GMC Sierra pickup with Nebraska plate 39-97R. Authorities believe they are armed with a 40 caliber handgun.
Residents across the Panhandle are being encouraged to lock all vehicles, homes, and outbuildings while anyone seeing the pickup should contact authorities immediately.
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