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SW Portland schools locked down

UPDATE: Lockout lifted after search for burglar

Wilson High and Rieke Elementary were locked down Friday morning while police searched for a residential burglar in Southwest Portland.

The lockout was lifted Friday afternoon. Police were unable to find the burglar in the neighborhood.

Police say a homeowner in the 6400 block of Southwest Burlingame Place reported chasing away a burglar right around 11:45 a.m. Officers responded by setting up a large perimeter in the area, with police cars parked as far away as Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old man, about 6'2", with a thin build . He was last seen wearing a black bomber jacket, blue jeans and carrying a backpack.