Fleeing fugitives foiled

Manhunt causes partial lockdowns

Uvalde High School and Morales Junior High were placed on a partial lockdown Friday morning after several immigrants evaded United States Border Patrol Agents in the 300 block of East Nopal Street.

“The driver noticed an unmarked Border Patrol vehicle behind him, so he increased speed, stopped in front of the city pool and the occupants bailed out,” said UPD chief Daniel Rodriguez.

All occupants, including the driver, fled on foot. Five individuals were detained immediately, while three managed to leave the immediate vicinity.

Uvalde Police and Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office assisted with patrolling the area.

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District announced a lockdown at 7:44 a.m. and lifted the lockdown at 8:55 a.m. At that time, eight individuals, including the driver who was a U.S. citizen, had been detained. Law enforcement remained searching for a possible ninth person.


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