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Search leads to 'modified lockdown' for Wilson School

MANCHESTER - Students at Wilson School were kept inside Tuesday morning as police searched for a man involved in a reported armed robbery on Valley Street.

Police Chief David Mara said the school was advised to keep children inside, in what is known as a "modified lockdown," as officers went to various addresses, including one at nearby 395 Hall St., in search of a suspect involved in an incident in which "a weapon was shown."

Cruisers surrounded the area of Hall and Auburn streets, and officers positioned themselves outside the Hall Street apartment building, about a block east of the Wilson School.

Mara said the suspect was not there and as of noon, officers still had not located him.

Four police cruisers also were seen next to two cabs parked in the lot at Stop & Shop on Valley Street.

A woman who answered a call to Manchester Taxi said the driver involved in the incident went on an out-of-town call and was unavailable for comment.

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