Hope area under alert as deputies search for man with Mohawk

Hope schools were in a soft lockdown and residents were urged to secure their homes this morning as Bartholomew County deputies searched for a wanted man in the area.

The suspect has been apprehended.

Deputies were searching for a possibly armed man with no shirt on who has a red Mohawk haircut in the vicinity of County Road 500N and East Lake Shore Drive. Deputies urged residents to secure their doors and windows.

Hope Elementary said there were three officers on campus and all doors were secured. Students were not allowed to enter or leave the building. School officials say they had no reason to believe student safety was at risk but they wanted to take all precautions until the suspect was found.