Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Police Chase Ends in Bellevue, Briefly Locks Down Elementary School

Memorial Parkway in Fort Thomas was backed up this morning because of a police chase that ended in Bellevue. Reader submitted photo (GS). 
Grandview Elementary School was briefly locked down Tuesday in Bellevue after a police chase ended almost at its front door.

Memorial Parkway from Fort Thomas heading towards I-471 was backed up this morning during the morning commute because of the commotion nearby.

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Campbell County dispatch said officers chased a man on I-471 who had had reportedly waved a gun after the chase ended.

The chase left the interstate and ended near the front of the schoolTwo men fled into the woods, but were quickly arrested.


The school was briefly locked down for 15 minutes as officers looked for the men and searched for a gun, which turned out to be an Airsoft pistol. The men's names haven't been released.

Police said the men had been at a party in Ohio earlier and started breaking into cars when they left, then waved the Airsoft gun when they became stuck in traffic on I-471.

Police reports were not yet available to name the suspects. FTM will update this report.

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