Westgate Elementary in lockdown while police search for burglar

Westgate Elementary School in Edmonds has been placed in lockdown as a precautionary measure late Thursday morning while police search the neighborhood for a burglar.

Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mike Blackburn said that police were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 22500 block of 98th Avenue West at 11:47 a.m. Thursday. “The homeowner called police after finding the burglar inside her home,” Blackburn said. The approximately 30-year old white male suspect had entered the home through a back door, but ran out the same door when confronted by the homeowner.

Edmonds police are currently searching the area with assistance from a Lynnwood Police K-9 unit, Blackburn said.

Westgate Elementary is located at 9601 220th St. S.W.

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