Express Mart on north Third Street robbed, school goes into lock down

School Lockdown

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – An armed suspect ran from a local gas station putting an elementary school on lockdown.

Authorities say a black male attempted to rob the Express Mart on North 3rd Street near Maple Avenue.

It is unclear at this point if the suspect made off with anything from the store.

School LockdownThat business is just a few blocks from Ouabache Elementary School so the school went into lock down status but classes were over for the day.

Classes were over for the day, but some students were just returning from a field trip.

The lockdown is over now, but police are still searching for the suspect. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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