Update: The security alert has been called off.
Posted earlier today:
The Clackamas County sheriff’s department has placed three schools on lockdown, as officers search for a suspect in a knife attack near Lake Oswego.
Officials have placed Lake Oswego High School, Lake Oswego Junior High and Forest Hills Elementary School on lockdown as a precaution during the search. Sergeant Adam Phillips of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says some nearby pre-schools are also choosing to follow lockdown procedures.
At around 6:30 Monday morning, officers received a 911 call from a home near Lake Oswego, reporting the attack and describing the fleeing suspect. He is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, with a brown beard, slender build, and wearing a head wrap.
Residents in the area are asked to call 911 if they spot the suspect. Parents should contact the school district for instructions on lockdown procedures.
Adams says one person was seriously injured in the knife attack.
Watch OPB and the Lake Oswego School District website for updates.