FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — An elementary school was placed on lockdown after investigators say an SUV rammed two police cruisers and took off in Downtown Fresno Wednesday.
At approximately 11:50 a.m., two undercover detectives investigating an unrelated incident say they saw an SUV driving erratically in the area of McKenzie Avenue and Effie Street in Downtown Fresno. The detectives followed the vehicle to a driveway where they parked in front of the SUV and turned on the cruiser lights.
Officers say it was at that point that the SUV rammed the police cruisers and took off. Police pursued the SUV and eventually found the vehicle abandoned in a nearby alleyway.
Nearby Webster Elementary was placed on lockdown at the time as investigators say the suspects may have fled on-foot and officers are searching the area for them.
Police cannot yet say how long the investigation in the area may last.