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Coconut Grove elementary school on lockdown after man strikes cop

An elementary school in Coconut Grove was on lockdown after a man struck a Miami police officer in the area.

Miami police said Frances S. Tucker Elementary School at 3500 Douglas Rd. went on lockdown around 2:20 p.m. while police search for the suspect.

The same man is believed to be wanted for a robbery in Coral Gables in July, Miami police Lt. Freddie Cruz said. Police have established a perimeter around the school between Thomas and Williams avenues.

A spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools said children are being dismissed in small groups from a safe location at the school.

The lockdown was lifted at 4:30 p.m.

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