Teen with rifle that prompted Davenport school lockdowns remains on the loose

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Police are searching for a teen who was spotted with a rifle Wednesday morning, prompting two Davenport schools to go on lockdown.

The lockdowns were issued at Davenport West High School and Wilson Elementary when a "subject with a gun" was reported in the 1300 block of Waverly Road, according to a statement from the Davenport Police Department.  Officers were called to the area around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

When officers pursued the person "who was attempting to conceal a rifle," he dropped the gun and ran off, which started a chase on foot, the statement said.  Officers recovered the rifle and surrounded the area.

As of 11:30 a.m., police were still searching for the person, who was described as a black teenage boy with dreadlocks.  Police also said he was wearing a backpack and white shoes.

If you have any information about the incident, you are asked to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125.