CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) – A Thursday morning search for an armed man in Citrus Heights has ended with the suspect being shot by officers.
Police closed Sunrise Boulevard and Oak Avenue as they searched for a man allegedly armed with a knife, who entered a rehabilitation group home in the 7900 block of Oak Avenue just after 9 a.m.READ MORE: State Water Officials Preparing To Make Emergency Cutbacks To Growers And Ranchers
The suspect allegedly fled to another home, forcing the residents to evacuate.
As police were called out to the scene, the suspect reportedly ran to an empty tree lot. After a struggle with officers, shots were fired and the suspect was hit, according to authorities.
The suspect is alive. The extent of his injuries are not known, but he was taken into surgery.READ MORE: Woman Drowns At Shrinking Folsom Lake, Leaving Young Nephew Alone on Shore
The search for the suspect forced two schools and one business to shutdown.
Sunrise Tech Center, an afternoon adult education program, cancelled its classes. No students were at the school at the time because classes begin at noon.
Sunrise Early Child Education, a preschool program with about 40 students, was also on lockdown. However, parents have been able to pick up their children.
Molina Medical Center on Sunrise Boulevard is also on lockdown at this time.MORE NEWS: Illegal Dumping Laws Not Being Enforced Along Tuolumne River As Trash Piles Up
Sunrise Boulevard was reopening around 2 p.m.