Schools temporarily locked down during hunt for carjacking suspect

MARYSVILLE — An early morning carjacking north of Everett led police to close three Marysville schools Monday after the stolen Chevy Silverado pickup truck was found near the campuses.

A man in his early 20s allegedly stole the vehicle at gunpoint around 7 a.m. on Highway 529 at Ebey Slough.

The empty white pickup was found a little after 8:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of 67th Street NE in Marysville city limits, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Kathi Lang said.

A police dog was used to try to track the suspect.

Three Marysville schools were placed in lockdown for about 90 minutes while police searched.

The campuses involved were Totem and Marysville middle schools and Liberty Elementary.

Marysville police were told the suspect might be at an apartment across the street from Marysville Middle School. When officers arrived, the suspect was not there, Marysville police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said.

The school doors were locked tight shortly before 8:45 a.m. The lockdown was lifted around 10:15 a.m.

Some Liberty students already were on campus. Others who were taking the bus were driven to the school district headquarters where their principal was there to greet them.

“We have information the suspect is no longer in the area,” Lang said.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, stevick@heraldnet.com.

More in Local News

Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon

His budget would use reserves to boost education, then replenish them with a carbon tax or fee.

Man, 29, injured by shots fired at Everett thrift store

The gunfire followed an argument in the parking lot of Value Village on Evergreen Way.

Police: He made an appointment, then tried to rob the bank

A lawyer is accused of donning a fake beard and telling a teller that a gunman was outside.

Lynnwood robbery leads to lockdown at Edmonds schools

Edmonds police said it was just a precaution as they search around Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Marysville 7-Eleven hit by armed robbers

Officers set up a perimeter and brought in a police dog, but the man couldn’t be found.

In adult court, four teens plead not guilty to murder

Prosecutors allege they worked together to plan and execute a drug robbery in Everett.

2 women struck, injured while crossing busy roads

The first happened Wednesday night in Everett. The second was Thursday morning in Edmonds.

Lives were on the line

After an estimated 350K emergency calls over 35 years, dispatcher Steve Williams is set to retire.

Drive-by shooting reported in Marysville neighborhood

Police said there was no evidence to indicate it was targeted at a specific person or property.

Most Read