Edmonds police lift school lockdown but still looking for burglary suspect

Edmonds police have lifted their lockdown at Westgate Elementary School but are still looking for a suspect who broke into a home in the 22500 block of 98th Avenue West just before noon Thursday.

Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mike Blackburn said that after police completed their initial search for the burglar, the lockdown was lifted at 12:40 p.m., after which students “resumed regular activities.” Police are still looking for the suspect, a white male, approximately 30 years old, 6-feet tall with a thin build that his victim described as gaunt. He has dark brown hair with a moustache and was last seen wearing a green and black plaid shirt and light-colored pants.

“Given that the victim interrupted the burglary as the suspect was making entry, nothing was taken from the home. More importantly, the homeowner was not hurt when the confrontation occurred,” Blackburn said.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Edmonds Police Department Tip Line at 425-771-0212.

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