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Lock-down lifted at Lake Elmo school; potentially armed man still at large

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A Lake Elmo school was put on lock-down this morning while Washington County authorities searched for a potentially armed man suspected in an attempted theft incident.


The lock-down was later lifted at Oak-Land Junior High, according to a 9:29 a.m. email from district officials stating the area around the school had been searched and was cleared.

Washington County sheriff's deputies and Woodbury police continued to search for a man suspected in an attempted snowmobile theft.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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