Ladson Elementary on lockdown, police searching for suspect

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - LADSON, SC (WCSC) - Police are searching for a man who fled from a traffic stop on Highway 78 Wednesday afternoon.

According to North Charleston police, officers tried to make a traffic stop at Highway 78 and Ladson Road, but the suspect did not stop. He then ran from the vehicle near Ladson Elementary and ran for a nearby wooded area.

Elliot Smalley, the school district's spokesman, said the school was placed on a precautionary "Code Yellow" lockdown until police secured the area.

Police have not released a description of the suspect or said why they were stopping him.

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