Stolen car pursuit forces lockdown at Hardy Elementary School in College Area

Posted at 8:52 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 15:06:13-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A College Area school was placed on lockdown on the first day of class due to a police search for three people that led officers on a high-speed chase.

San Diego police told 10News a pursuit involving a stolen car began at around 8:15 a.m. on Broadway and Park Boulevard in the East Village.

According to police dispatchers, the vehicle led officers on a chase from the East Village onto Interstate 8. During the pursuit, at last two of the car's tires were badly damaged.

The vehicle eventually crashed into a fence in the College Area, with two people fleeing into a canyon near the 5400 block of Montezuma Road.

Hardy Elementary School, which is behind the canyon, was locked down as a precaution during the police search.

Nearby San Diego State University, which was also starting classes, was not placed on lockdown but campus police issued an alert to students and faculty regarding the incident.

Just before 9 a.m., officers located and apprehended the two people sought. A third person was detained inside the car.

The lockdown at Hardy Elementary was lifted at 9:20 a.m.