UPDATE: Authorities on manhunt in Waco

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WACO, Texas – A manhunt is underway in Waco, near La Vega Junior High School.

Waco Police advised the public Monday afternoon to avoid the area of Orchard Lane, Harry James Drive, and Loop 340. Officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Orchard Lane, but the individuals inside the vehicle fled from the scene. This led to a search for three individuals considered armed and dangerous.

There is a large number of officers in the area assisting with the search – including the Bellmead Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, and a helicopter.

Authorities tell FOX44 the driver of the vehicle didn’t stop and led police on a chase through a nearby neighborhood until their car crashed. La Vega Junior High was on lockdown for hours until they released students from class around 4:15 p.m. Police there say there was law enforcement present to protect parents and students.

Authorities say if you see something suspicious to contact police.

Source: Waco Police Department

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