Man arrested after attempted armed robbery in Avon

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AVON, Ind. (Feb. 20, 2014)– A man has been arrested after attempting to rob a taxi driver in Avon.

On Thursday at 2:23 p.m., police say a man attempted armed robbery on a taxi cab driver at a Walmart in Avon. When officers showed up on scene, the suspect was running towards Avon Village Trailer Park located across US 36 from Walmart.

Several officers, along with multiple agencies from Hendricks County, set up a perimeter for the area. Eventually the suspect was located hiding under a trailer and was subdued by police K9.

The suspect still had a weapon on him when he was taken into custody. The local schools were notified and they went on soft lockdown while the search was continuing.

Details will be added as they become available.