Lockdown Lifted From Schools in Median, NY After Suspect Evades Police

The Medina schools campus was locked out Tuesday morning for about two hours after a suspect ran from police a few blocks from an elementary school, according to authorities.

Medina police had an arrest warrant for Willie A. Drisdom, 38, who they were attempting to take into custody at about 7:45 a.m. in the 300 block of Park Avenue. The suspect ran from police, who engaged in a foot pursuit heading south toward Oak Orchard Elementary School, Medina police said.

Drisdom, described as 5-foot-6 and 190 pounds, evaded police and was not in custody as of about 10 a.m., police said.

Each of the district’s schools went into lockout as a precaution, Medina School Superintendent Mark B. Kruzynski said in an email. Medina’s elementary, intermediate and high schools, as well as the district offices, are all in close proximity to each other.

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