Virginia town under shelter-in-place as armed man on the loose


Residents of a Virginia town were ordered to shelter in place Thursday as police search for an armed and dangerous man who tried to run over two police officers with a stolen police car, authorities said.

Officers gathered in the Southside of Pulaski to search for Jerrod Celablee Brown, who stole additional firearms from the police vehicle after crashing and fleeing on foot, the Pulaski Police Department said.

All residents on the Southside and multiple schools in the area were ordered to shelter in place until the situation is resolved, officials said.

The schools included Pulaski Elementary School, Critzer Elementary School, Dublin Elementary School, Pulaski County Middle School, Pulaski County High School, along with the School Board Office.

“This is just a precautionary measure, and there are no actual issues inside any Pulaski County Public Schools buildings,” Pulaski County Public Schools said in a Facebook post.

Police advised residents not to approach Brown if they spot him and to call 911 instead.

Pulaski was put under a shelter-in-place order during the manhunt.
Jerrod Celablee Brown was labeled as “armed and dangerous” by Virginia police.
Pulaski Police Department

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