Search for suspects prompts lockout at Arlington schools – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Three schools were placed on lockdown this afternoon in Arlington as police searched for a suspect in a recent violent incident. After several hours of tension, three men were arrested.

Maritza Bojanich was eating lunch inside her Arlington home when she noticed three men running through her front yard. The moment was captured here on her Ring doorbell camera.

“I thought they were jogging,” he said. “The last young man was looking back running, I could tell they were running from something they did.”

For hours, there was a heavy police presence in his neighborhood.

Arlington police say they received an early afternoon tip that a suspect in a recent violent incident had been seen near Randol Mill and Fielder Road. Officers set up a perimeter of the area to begin a search.

In the process, three schools were put on lockdown in what police say was an abundance of caution. Those schools were Speer Elementary, Pope Elementary and Wimbish World Language Academy.

Bojanich believes the men found an opening in a back fence. Police eventually caught up with the suspect. He was arrested along with two associates.

Bojanich says it was an eventful day, but she doesn’t feel unsafe in her neighborhood.

Instead, he finds himself thinking about the youngsters and what will become of them.

“I feel very sad because they are young, young,” he said. “And, well, I hope something good comes out of this experience for them.”

Police say there were no reports of injuries during the incident. No additional information about suspects or charges was released.

This story is developing.

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