Update @ 3:45 p.m.: Five Tierrasanta schools went into lockdown for about 90 minutes today as authorities searched for a homicide suspect out of Anaheim who fled from officers and disappeared into the neighborhood to evade arrest.
The precautionary security measures at De Portola Middle School, Serra High, and Kumeyaay, Tierrasanta and Vista Grande elementary schools went into effect about 1 p.m., after San Diego police reported that fugitive Matthew Rowley, 22, was at large in the vicinity, SDPD Detective Gary Hassen said.
Officers also closed down stretches of several streets while combing the area on foot and scanning it from above by helicopter, according to Hassen.
About 2:30 p.m., administrators began lifting the lockdowns, said Jack Brandais, a spokesman for San Diego Unified School District.
Pupils at Kumeyaay Elementary, the closest campus to the spot where the suspect disappeared, were bused to the community’s nearby high school as an added safety precaution, according to Brandais.
Rowley remained at large in the mid-afternoon, SDPD public-affairs Lt. Andra Brown said.
Details on the slaying allegedly committed by the suspect were not immediately available.
Original Story: Several Tierrasanta schools, including Serra High and Kumeyaay Elementary, are on lockdown as officers search for a homicide suspect out of Anaheim last seen running into a brushy area off Camino Playa de Oro, a San Diego police spokesman says.
Stretches of several streets in the neighborhood also have been blocked off, he says.