Lockdown lifted at 2 elementary schools in Stafford Co.

WASHINGTON — Anthony Burns Elementary School and Hampton Oaks Elementary School in Stafford County, Virginia, were locked down Tuesday morning as police search for an armed robbery suspect.

Police tracked the suspect to the neighborhoods of Hampton Oaks and Austin Ridge.

Stafford County police identified the suspect as Michael Anthony Pixley, Jr. He is described as a light-skinned black man, 5-foot-10, and heavyset with a thin beard.

The partial lockdown was a precaution, and the lockdown was lifted by Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the suspect carjacked a vehicle in Fairfax on Sunday and committed two robberies between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, in Spotsylvania and one in Stafford.

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