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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted as NOPD calls off search for armed suspect

There were no students in the building at the time, only faculty and staff.
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NEW ORLEANS — The Einstein Charter School lockdown has been lifted as NOPD calls off the search for an armed car burglary suspect in New Orleans East.

According to police, the car burglary took place in the 5300 block of Michoud Boulevard this afternoon. Police say the suspect fired a gun before running away from the scene.

Officers set up a perimeter in the area earlier, which was close enough to Einstein Charter School causing the school to go on lockdown.

There were no students in the building at the time, only faculty and staff.

The armed suspect was not found in the area. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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