UPDATE: Police want help identifying shoplifting suspect

2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago Tuesday, August 27 2019 Aug 27, 2019 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 8:05:00 PM CDT August 27, 2019 in News
By: Melody Cox & Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Digital Producers
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COLUMBIA - Columbia Police is looking for the public's help in identifying a man officers believe is involved in a shoplifting incident that prompted a brief lockdown of Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish school on Tuesday.

Officers were dispatched to the Best Buy on Worley Street at 3:40 p.m. after a report of shoplifting, a CPD spokesperson told KOMU 8 News. 

Police said two people ran from the store on foot. Officers notified the school due to its proximity to the store. 

The school was placed on lockdown from 4 p.m. to 4:21 p.m., officials said. 

All students were brought inside the building and all exterior doors were locked, school administrators told KOMU 8 News. 

Police said students and staff were never in any immediate danger. 

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