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BPD: Lock-down lifted at Bessie E. Owens Primary, suspect arrested following search

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Posted at 8:58 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 13:03:10-04

The lock-down at Bessie E. Owens Primary School has been lifted and a suspect is in custody, according to BPD.

Officials say the lock-down was lifted around 9:15 a.m. following the arrest of the suspect who reportedly had outstanding felony warrants.
The search for a suspect believed to be armed in the area of South King Street and Potomac Avenue has prompted a lock-down at Bessie E. Owens Primary School, according to BPD.

BPD says the suspect is at large following a domestic violence incident and is believed to be armed with a firearm.

Bakersfield police are reportedly looking for the suspect in a cemetery.

This is a developing story and we will update you as more information comes in.