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FPD searching for allegedly armed suspect in Downs Blvd. area; keep doors locked

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The Franklin Police Department is searching for a light-skinned black male teenager, who ran from a stolen vehicle on Downs Boulevard.

Officers are searching the New Hope Academy area for the at-large suspect, believed to be armed. They are working with school officials to ensure the safety of arriving students.

Franklin police urges citizens not to leave their vehicles running and unattended, as this suspect may be in the area and on foot, and looking for a way to further flee the area.

The FPD also instructs citizens to keep car doors, homes, and outbuildings locked, while an area search for the suspect continues.

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