Schools 'Shelter In Place' Briefly Friday Afternoon

Mass State Police stop suspect after short chase through Reading.

Reading Police cruiser. Credit: Patch file photo.
Reading Police cruiser. Credit: Patch file photo.

Reading Memorial High School, Coolidge Middle School and Birch Meadow Elementary School were all "sheltered in place" briefly Friday afternoon while the Massachusetts State Police apprehended a suspect.

According to the Reading Police, the state police helicopter assisted troopers with stopping the suspect who fled police during a traffic stop. 

The "shelter in place" order was a "precaution," said police. 

The suspect is now in custody. 

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Gladys Ann Stone January 31, 2014 at 03:20 PM
there were 4-helicopters


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