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Two Suffolk schools shut down during police pursuit

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-24 16:59:46-04

Suffolk, Va. – On Wednesday, two Suffolk schools were on lockdown while Chesapeake police were in pursuit of a suspect in the area.

Florence Bowser Elementary and Driver Elementary both made a decision to put the schools on lockdown as a precaution.

Chesapeake police started the pursuit that extended into Suffolk on Pughesville Road. This started as a routine traffic stop at Homestead and S. Military Highway at 1:50 p.m. They say the vehicle, a stolen 2012 black Camaro, did not stop.

The driver turned onto Shoulders Hill Road and crashed the vehicle at the Meadowbrooke Memorial Garden Cemetery. Police say some damage was caused there.

The suspect then got out of the car and ran to the back of the cemetery in a wooded area. Police eventually caught up to the suspect and the person was arrested at around 3:35 p.m. on Bob White Parkway.

Schools were supposed to dismiss at 3:35 p.m. but they were slightly delayed and dismissed at 3:40 instead.