UPDATE: RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Update:
Rapid City police have identified robbery suspect as 29-year-old Nick Perry of Rapid City.
The search for an armed robbery suspect in a Rapid Valley neighborhood has now turned into a standoff with the Special Response Team involved.
The standoff is related to the armed robbery at Boyd’s Drugs earlier Wednesday.
That search prompted the Rapid City school district to place nearby Valley View Elementary and East Middle schools in “secure status” as law enforcement searched for the robbery suspect.
Rapid City’s Valley View Elementary and East Middle schools are on “secure status” due to an active law enforcement event.
The sheriff’s office is trying to find a warrant subject around the 1400 and 1500 blocks of Degeest Drive.
As a precaution, the schools will not be allowing student to walk or bike home. Parents will need to come into the building to pick up their students. Students who are transported via bus will get on their bus as usual. If parents are unable to pick up their children, they will be kept in the building until a parent or guardian can pick them up.
This is a precautionary step to ensure the safety of students. They are not in danger. The district and sheriff’s office “simply want to prevent children wandering into an active law enforcement scene.”