(KMOV) – The New Athens School District was placed on lockdown after police surrounded a possible bank robbery suspect at a nearby apartment complex on Friday.
Police said the suspect robbed the US Bank in the 1100 block of Spotsylvania in New Athens around 10 a.m.
Authorities located the suspect and surrounded them after they barricaded themselves in the 1100 block of Phillips St.
The district is located near the scene of the standoff and was placed on lockdown as a precaution.
Additional information was not immediately available.