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UPDATE: Travis Elementary Placed Under Brief Lockdown

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

One Midland elementary school was placed under a brief lockdown on Thursday afternoon.

Midland ISD administrators tell NewsWest 9, Travis Elementary School was placed under a brief lockdown around 1 p.m.

We’re told the lockdown was put into place due to Midland Police Department activity in the area.

Midland Police reported that officers were called out to the Walmart on Rankin Highway, just after noon in reference to a theft.

Authorities say one subject fled from the store on foot and was later found in the backyard in the area of Longview and Fort Worth.

The man who ran from police is in custody and is being questioned.

The lockdown at Travis Elementary has since been lifted.

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