Olathe police capture wanted man after hours-long search near 119th and Ridgeview

OLATHE, Kan. -- Police in Olathe were searching for a suspect in the area of 119th and Ridgeview Monday, and captured him shortly before 4 p.m.

Earlier on Monday, police would not say what the suspect was wanted for, they did say it began as a traffic stop in connection with another investigation. Sgt. Logan Bonney said the suspect and another person ran away from the stop and at some point shots were fired.

Police arrested one of the two people who were in the car shortly after the traffic stop. The other got away.

The Olathe School District said that Washington Elementary, Santa Fe Trail Middle School and Mahaffie Elementary were in a precautionary lock down while officers search for the suspect. The Farmer's Insurance building was also on lock down.

While police have not confirmed that the suspect was the same man involved in several aggravated robberies at Olathe convenience stores late Sunday into early Monday, he does have many similarities to the suspect in the photos police released. See the photos below.

Olathe Police released these photos of the men they said robbed several convenience stores Sunday, Oct. 7 into Monday, Oct. 8.

Olathe Police released these photos of the men they said robbed several convenience stores Sunday, Oct. 7 into Monday, Oct. 8.

Aberdeen Village Apartments where Olathe police area searching for a suspect Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

Aberdeen Village Apartments where Olathe police are searching for a suspect Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

Aberdeen Village Apartments where Olathe police are searching for a suspect Monday, Oct. 8, 2018