Police: Man arrested after attempted armed robbery of taxi driver

Suspect found hiding under trailer

AVON, Ind. - A man who police say attempted an armed robbery on a taxi driver in Avon was arrested Thursday afternoon.

Officials with the Avon Police Department said the incident happened near a Wal-Mart on U.S. 36 just before 2:30 p.m.

When police arrived to the scene, the suspect ran toward Avon Village Trailer Park. Police later found the suspect hiding under a trailer.

Officials said the suspect still had the weapon on him when he was taken into custody.

Local schools were notified and went on a soft lockdown while the search was ongoing, authorities said.

The identity of the suspect was not yet released.

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