UPDATE 4:27 p.m.: The Wytheville Police Department released an update on the modified lockdown.

Police say that Spiller Elementary has lifted the modified lockdown.

However, police say they also responded to an incident at the corner of 4th and Spiller. That was cleared and drivers leaving the school will have no issues.



WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Wytheville Police Department is looking for a man who is wanted in connection with shoplifting.

Police are in the area of the Wytheville Visitors Center, Homestead Museum Property, and the Food Lion on N 4th Street on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The search has put Spiller Elementary on a modified lockdown. Police say no children are on the playground or in the hallways. The elementary school will be dismissed at normal time, according to the department’s Facebook page.

The man they are looking for is wearing a blue ball cap, a white T-shirt, and black pants. If you see this person you are asked to call 911 with your location.