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Police search for home invasion suspect in Aiken

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UPDATE: The perimeter has been cleared in Aiken County following a morning manhunt. Police say they are still conducting interviews and the investigation is still underway.

From the Aiken Department of Public Safety: "Officers are currently searching the area around Highland Park and the Kalmia Hill neighborhood after several burglaries at occupied homes. The suspect was encountered by a homeowner and fled the area. The homeowner was able to observe the suspect was a male, wearing all dark clothing. We ask everyone in the area to check their residences and cars to see if they may have been a victim. It has been determined a handgun was taken from one of the burglaries so we consider him to be armed. The residences which were entered had homeowners asleep in other areas of the home. If assistance is needed please contact 911."

ORIGINAL STORY: Law enforcement is on the scene in Aiken County after several home invasions. Aiken Public Safety says a perimeter has been set up and officials are looking for a man they believe is armed and dangerous.

Residents in the area have been asked to stay inside and lock their doors. Schools in the area have been put on lockdown.

A chopper has been brought in to assist with the search. FOX54 has a crew on the scene and will pass along any info we receive as we get it.

 

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