UPDATE: Lockout at Park City schools caused by police pursuit of suspect lifted
Park City schools on the Kearns Boulevard campus were placed on lockout Wednesday morning as the Park City Police Department pursued a suspect wanted in relation to an investigation of a fraudulent check at nearby Mountain West Bank, officials said.
The lockout, which lasted roughly a half-hour, was lifted around 11:57 a.m., according to a tweet from the Park City School District.
Phil Kirk, a captain with the Park City Police Department, said that the suspect had not been apprehended as of 3:30 p.m. However, Kirk said officers know the suspect’s identity and address, adding that the man lives in the Salt Lake Valley. He said the police do not need the public’s help to locate the man. Two other suspects related to the case were in police custody.
The bank is located at 1776 Park Ave. Park City High School, Treasure Mountain Junior High School, McPolin Elementary School and the Park City Learning Academy are located further east on nearby Kearns Boulevard.
A district tweet announcing the lockout advised parents not to go to the schools as law enforcement officers handled the situation.
Police officers monitored the perimeters of all four schools on Wednesday as an extra precaution, the district said.
Editor’s note: Previous information from the Police Department identified Wells Fargo Bank as the scene of the fraudulent check investigation. This article has been updated to reflect the correct information.
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