An alleged armed robbery this morning in Walla Walla led to College Place Public Schools to be placed on lockdown.

Walla Walla Police officers responded to the robbery at 8:56 a.m., after which the victim gave descriptions of the two suspects and their vehicle, according to College Place Police Officer Dylan Schmick.

At 11 a.m. College Place police found the suspected vehicle and tried contacting the occupants, but the two ran away. Police chased them and arrested them.

College Place School District was placed on a modified lockdown, according to its social media page, which was lifted at about 1:30 p.m. The high school and Sager Middle School were released at 1:25 p.m.

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Emily Thornton covers courts and emergency services, as well as other various stories. She has been in the newspaper industry off and on since roughly 1999 and lived primarily on the West Coast, but also Florida and Europe.