Police searching for man near Virginia Loop & Woodley - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Police searching for suspect on the run near Virginia Loop and Woodley Rd.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Montgomery Police are searching for a man who stole a vehicle before fleeing when police tried to stop him. The suspect was armed, but dropped the weapon. He escaped into the woods near Virginia Loop and Woodley Roads. A state helicopter is assisting MPD in the search.

Police are rerouting traffic between Virginia Loop and Amberly Roads. Police are asking nearby residents to stay inside their homes and to not answer the door.

The suspect is described as a black male, dressed in all black with long dreadlocks.

Fitzpatrick Elementary school is on lock down as a precaution.

WSFA will update this story as new information becomes available.

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