Lockdown at MLK Jr. Elementary

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School was put on a soft lock down in the northeast valley as Las Vegas police work to apprehend a subject in the area.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Two people are in custody following a barricade situation with Las Vegas police in the northeast valley.

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School was placed on a soft lock down while police worked to catch the suspect in the 2200 block of Diamond Point Street.

The school was placed on hard lock down about 2:19 p.m. and downgraded to soft lock down about 10 minutes later.

In a soft lock down, schools lock exterior doors and resume class as normal. In hard lock down instances, staff are instructed to lock classroom doors and secure students, in a "duck and cover" event, according to CCSD Sgt. Bryan Zink.  

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