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Man still on loose after allegedly forging check, putting school on lockdown

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Police are still on the lookout for an armed man who tried to pass a forged check Thursday morning.

It all started at the A+ Federal Credit Union on the 6800 block of 290.

Around 10:30 Thursday morning, witnesses told Austin Police a man had tried to forge a stolen check.

Those who saw him, gave police a description of the vehicle, which they found shortly after behind a gas station at St. John's and I-35.

"At that point, they detained a female that was described as being involved in the incident. And detectives are speaking with her. But then witnesses told police that they saw a male running from the scene possibly armed with a gun," said Veneza Bremner with Austin Police.

FOX 7 spoke with a man across the street who didn't want to show his face and didn't speak English.

He says he saw the woman before police arrived.

"She came and she sat down and she had a cigarette with us. Then she went inside the store and hid in the bathroom," the man said.

He says that's when then the man showed up.

"He took out the gun and pointed it at me. And then he started running and jumped the fence," he said.

When witnesses told Austin Police about the man, they started searching the area.

"At that point, we called for an airship and K-9 units, a perimeter was set up. We searched for the suspect for a long while but were not able to locate him," Bremner said.

Next door, Webb Middle School was placed on lock down during the search.

Police say they secured the perimeter but still no luck finding the man.

Austin Police tell us the Financial Crimes Unit is investigating the initial incident at A+ Federal Credit Union as forgery and possible identity theft.

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