Police look for person who fired at helicopter in Harrison County


HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. - Kentucky State Police suspended the search Monday night for a man accused of shooting at a helicopter in Harrison County. The search efforts will resume in the morning.

The Harrison County Sheriff says police execuited a search warrant on the house they thought the suspect was in, but he turned out not to be there. Police did confiscate weapons and ammunition from the home. The sheriff says three deputies were shot at by the suspect, but none were injured.

Harrison County Schools placed all schools on lockdown on Monday afternoon due to a report of an active shooter in the White Oak Pike area. The school system says they did not release any students until police give the all-clear. Harrison County Schools announced late Monday night they will be closed on Tuesday due to safety concerns.

There was a large police presence in the area of White Oak Pike on Monday. Multiple police agencies helped search for the shooter. KSP say they set up a perimeter in the area, closing off several roads, but were not able to find the shooter. Troopers are now turning over the search to the Harrison County Sheriff's Office.

We received multiple reports into our newsroom that a helicopter could be involved in the situation. Kentucky Utilities confirmed that they had a helicopter in that very area on Monday afternoon that had "an incident." Chris Whelan, the deputy director of communications for KU, says that their crew is safe.

Just before five, the Harrison County School system announced they would be dismissing some students. Buses for students in the Eastside, Northside, and Southside districts began taking students homes at 5:15. The system decided to hold Westside district until getting further notification from law enforcement. They also canceled all school activities and games for Monday evening.

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