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Posted at 9:10 AM ET, 01/15/2010

Police search for burglary suspect near school

By Washington Post editors

Maryland State Police helicopters and officers and detectives from Montgomery County are searching an area in near Oakland Terrace Elementary School in Kensington for a burglary suspect who eluded police after a car chase overnight, county police said. Officers have been stationed at the school, which is not on lockdown, as a precaution.

The suspect is one of two adult men discovered inside at about 3:30 a.m. inside the Sheppard Pratt Frost School in the 4900 block of Aspen Hill Road after a security alarm triggered. One suspect was caught at the scene but the second ran from police and then fled in a vehicle, striking an officer who rolled from the hood of the car and prompting officers to shoot at the vehicle, a police spokesman said.

The officer hit was not seriously injured, the spokesman said. The suspect bailed out of the vehicle shortly at about 4:15 a.m. in a wooded area near Beechbank Road in Silver Spring, police said.

--Mary Pat Flaherty

By Washington Post editors  | January 15, 2010; 9:10 AM ET
 
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