Police arrest armed man in Greenville

Police search for armed man near Greenville Public Schools. (May 15, 2014)

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The search is over for an armed man in the Greenville area.

Police arrested the suspect around 7:30 a.m. Thursday on Shearer Road in Greenville. According to Michigan State Police, the man had warrants out for his arrest and fled from a home when a bail bondsman went to pick him up.

Greenville Public Schools were put on lockdown as police searched for the suspect early Thursday morning, although school officials said there were no students inside the buildings at the time.

Both Greenville Public Schools and Grattan Academy issued a two hour delay because school officials didn’t want kids out waiting for the bus while police searched for the suspect. Classes at Greenville High School will begin at 9:35 a.m.

The Greenville police chief told 24 Hour News 8 the man was armed with a gun. Authorities called for a K-9 unit to help track the suspect.

Greenville Public School’s Superintendent Pete Haines said police were looking for the suspect in the woods just north of the middle and high schools.

School officials were asking staff and students to stay inside their homes and lock their doors.

We have a crew at the scene and will continue to bring you updates.

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