ANDOVER, Kan. - A suspect has been arrested for a burglary in Andover; the search for the suspect led to schools in Andover being placed on lockdown for a few hours.
Andover Police took the suspect into custody early Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of S. Brown, after a citizen reported a burglar alarm; officers followed footprints and made an arrest.
The burglary was reported around 7:15 a.m. at Highway 54 just west of Meadowlark, at the Barn Guys. The sheriff's department then activated an automated system to call residents two miles north and two miles west of that location, alerting them to the situation.
All Andover schools and Butler Community College were locked down as a precaution while deputies searched for the suspect.
Andover USD 385 schools were not on full lockdown, but the exterior doors are locked. Students and staff were still free to move around inside each building.
Butler Community College officials say students and faculty who were already on campus when the lockdown was put in place were asked to remain inside and all doors were locked. The college sent out an alert asking other students and faculty to stay away from the campus until the issue was resolved; all 10:30 a.m. classes were canceled.