A chase on Interstate 77 put Lewisville schools in Richburg on lockdown briefly Tuesday afternoon, according to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.
The chase happened just after 2 p.m. as deputies were pursuing a suspect north on I-77, Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse said. The pursuit ended on S.C. 9, where the suspect fled on foot. That prompted a lockdown of Lewisville Elementary, Middle and High schools.
The Chester County School District tweeted out around 2:20 p.m. that all schools were on lockdown and extra law enforcement would be present. By 2:35 p.m., the lockdown had been lifted.
The suspect is in custody has not been identified. It wasn’t immediately clear Tuesday afternoon why he was being pursued or what charges he’ll face.
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During the pursuit, the suspect collided with two Chester County patrol vehicles, Sprouse said. He was being examined at a hospital late Tuesday afternoon. There were no injuries to the officers inside the cars, which Sprouse said had substantial damage.