2 in Custody After ‘Stolen Vehicle Incident' Prompts Elmwood Park School Lockdowns

Two people were in custody Wednesday after an “alleged stolen vehicle incident” sent multiple schools on soft lockdown in Elmwood Park, village officials confirmed.

A post on Elmwood Park’s Facebook page said the incident occurred at 73rd Avenue and Bloomingdale. Elmwood Park police were assisting Chicago officers, the post said.

“Chicago Police and Elmwood Park Police remain in the area,” the post reads. “Southside Elmwood Park Schools have been placed on Lockdown as a precautionary measure.

Elmwood Elementary, Elm Middle School and Elmwood Park High School were all released from soft lockdown shortly after 3:30 p.m., district officials confirmed.

The Early Childhood Center and John Mills Middle School were also on soft lockdown but have since been released earlier, a school district official said.

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