41-year-old suspect still sought after elementary school lockdown in North Port

41-year-old suspect still sought after elementary school lockdown in North Port
Police searching for wanted 41-year-old man in North Port (Source: North Port Police Department)

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - Police in North Port are still looking for the 41-year-old suspect who forced an elementary school in North Port to go into lockdown Thursday afternoon.

Police say they were looking for 41-year-old Robert Harrelson on more than a dozen warrants for multiple felonies for drugs and weapons and when they found him around 3pm on Thursday, he took off running near Cranberry Elementary School.

Students were held at the school while a helicopter from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Port Police Department K9 unit searched for Harrelson.

Over time, working with parents, the school released students. Friday morning all school and bus activities in and around Cranberry Elementary School went on as normal.

Harrelson was not located and police said Friday morning they believe he is no longer in the immediate area. He is described as a white male, 5′5″ tall, and weighing around 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt, blue jeans, and red and white shoes.

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.

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