Nev. SWAT rescues kids during manhunt

Officers transported children via their armored vehicles out of one school directly across from the threat zone


By Police1 Staff

RENO, Nev. — A Nevada SWAT team came to the aid of children after a manhunt resulted in the lockdown of several schools Wednesday.

KOLO-TV reports officers transported children via their armored vehicles out of one school directly across from the threat zone – a building across the street.

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"The armored vehicles are just that. They are armored. Were there to be some type of a threat situation, they would be protected that way," said Lt. Nate Parker of the Reno Police Department.

The manhunt began after officers tailing a wanted fugitive were forced to open fire as the man brandished a gun.

The suspect was killed. A second suspect on the loose prompted the school lockdowns.

No officers were hurt in the incident. The second suspect was later captured. 

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