STREAMWOOD (CBS) — Two northwest suburban schools and a library were placed on lockdown Friday afternoon as police searched for a home invasion suspect believed to be armed with a shotgun.
Later Friday, police said a weapon was recovered and the public was not in danger. They identified the suspect as Keewon Taylor of Streamwood, 20.
Streamwood police initially responded Friday afternoon to the 3000 block of Lynnwood Court for a report of a home invasion and kidnapping, a release from police said.
The victim was taken at gunpoint by a man in his 20s armed with a shotgun and ordered to drive to an unknown location, police said. While driving, the victim attempted to escape and the vehicle crashed into a sign.
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The offender ran with the shotgun into a densely wooded area near Lake Street and Park Boulevard. Police established a perimeter around the area and were searching for the offender.
Tefft Middle School and Heritage Elementary School, as well as the Poplar Creek Public Library, were on lockdown, the release said. Area residents were warned to remain in their homes.
Police later said the suspect was believed to have left the immediate scene.
Anyone with information should call Streamwood police at (630) 736-3700 or the confidential tip line at (630) 736-3719.