A man who was the subject of a search that prompted a lockdown of schools Friday morning in Lincoln and Rocklin was taken into custody about noon.
Marcus Aaron Daniels, 26, of Orangevale was found by police and identified by witnesses as the suspect in a residential burglary, according to a Lincoln Police Department news release. He was taken into custody at Westview Drive and East Joiner Parkway without incident, police said.
A police pursuit of the suspect led to lockdowns at Whitney High School in Rocklin and Twelve Bridges Middle School in Lincoln, according to a spokeswoman for the Placer County Office of Education.
Kindra Amalong, spokeswoman for the office, said the lockdowns were lifted by 11:30 a.m. following a manhunt by two city police departments. The schools were on lockdown for about two hours.
Lincoln police received a call at 8:12 a.m. reporting a residential burglary in the 200 block of Granite Park Court. The caller reported seeing a male fleeing from the residence on foot. Jill Thompson, spokeswoman for the city of Lincoln, said earlier that the suspect was surprised when the homeowner “went to grab her gun.”
The burglary occurred in an area of Lincoln near Twelve Bridges Middle School and near the city’s border with Rocklin, in the area of Whitney High School, police said.
Lincoln and Rocklin police converged on the area and set up a perimeter in an effort to find the suspect. As a precaution, Lincoln police requested that Twelve Bridges students shelter in place and Rocklin police requested that Whitney High School be placed in lockdown.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in the search.
Editor’s note (Feb. 6): This post has been updated to reflect that the county education office did not confirm the suspect was armed.
Call The Bee’s Loretta Kalb, (916) 321-1073. Follow her on Twitter @LorettaSacBee. Bee staff writer Diana Lambert contributed to this report.