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

Suspect sought in two Everett bank robberies

He’s described as 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1, with dark hair and a goatee, and may have a neck tattoo.

Two missing men found, one alive and one dead

The man found alive was found in an apartment across the hallway and taken to a hospital.

Jogger unharmed after fending off attacker in Edmonds

Police released video of a man they believe to be the attacker.

Darrington School Board dealing with upheavals

The crux of the controversy seems to be the superintendent’s job.

Alaska Airlines has selected destinations for new service from Paine Field. (Alaska Airlines)
Alaska Airlines will fly from Everett to 8 West Coast cities

Two destinations that didn’t make the list were Spokane and Hawaii.

Three teens arrested for Marysville school vandalism

Windows were broken and a trash bin was on fire Sunday night at a Marysville middle school.

Langley mayor threatens newspaper with lawsuit

The mayor threatened to sue the paper over claims he withheld public records disclosure information.

Divers called to recover body after train hits pedestrian

The accident was reported by a BNSF crew near Woods Creek in Monroe.

FILE - This Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo, former Washington Gov. John Spellman, second from left, leaves a memorial service in Renton, Wash. Spellman, the last Republican governor elected in Washington, has died at age 91. Spellman’s son, Seattle attorney David Spellman, confirmed his death Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)
John Spellman was last GOP governor of Washingon

He had spent recent weeks “being very disappointed with the Cougs and the Huskies,” his son said.

Most Read