Harford schools placed on lockdown following burglary attempt

EDGEWOOD, Md. - Three Harford County schools were placed on lockdown for about an hour Wednesday afternoon as police in the area searched for a robbery suspect.

Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Eddie Hopkins said they recommended that Deerfield Elementary, Edgewood Middle School and Edgewood High School be locked down as they search for the suspect in the area.

That lockdown was lifted by 2:30 p.m.

Hopkins said at approximately 1:30 p.m. a resident in the 200 block of Oak St. in Edgewood confronted a man who was starting to open the door to enter the rear of the victim's home in an apparent attempted burglary.

The suspect the kicked the homeowner in the knee and ran away, Hopkins said. Sheriff deputies, along with K-9 units and the Maryland State Police helicopter are currently searching the area. Hopkins added that the high school has since dismissed for the day but walkers were held for the areas of Pine St, Oak St. and Cedar Lane.

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