3 suspects arrested, lockdown lifted on Canton-area schools

Police say suspects found in home, assault rifle and other weapons recovered

Published On: Feb 25 2013 11:52:54 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 25 2013 02:19:45 PM EST
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

Canton police said three gunmen were arrested Monday after a search for them prompted the lockdown of four area schools.

Police said the men robbed a Verizon Wireless and were then on the run.

Field, Eriksson, Bentley and Hoben schools were put on lockdown for about an hour.

3 suspects arrested, lockdown lifted on Canton-area schools

Canton police said three gunmen were arrested Monday after a search for them prompted the lockdown of four area schools.

Lt. Deb Newsome said the suspects were found hiding in the storm cellar of a home on Willard Road -- which is near Sheldon and Cherry Hill.

Newsome said officers recovered an assault rifle and other weapons.

Police said they could also be the same gunmen involved in two 7-Eleven robberies early Monday morning.

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