UPDATE | Much of mid-Bainbridge shut down for manhunt

Bainbridge Island police shut down much of the High School Road area Wednesday afternoon as officers searched for an intruder at Bainbridge High who caused a school lockdown.

Police closed High School Road and Grow Avenue to vehicles and foot traffic after authorities found a vehicle that may have been driven by the man.

A K-9 unit was being brought in to search for the man.

Bainbridge High was put in lockdown after a suspicious man followed a female student into a restroom in the school’s main building Wednesday afternoon.

The lockdown — which was extended to the nearby schools of Commodore Options and Ordway Elementary — was lifted just after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Deputy Police Chief Jeff Horn said an unknown man walked into the lobby of Bainbridge High and was loitering near the front office, looking into the display cases.

He then reportedly followed a female student into a restroom.

“She goes into the bathroom; then he follows her in,” Horn said.

But when the man started looking under the stall doors in the restroom, the student quickly left and alerted school staff.

The man didn’t chase after the student, Horn said.

The man, who did not appear to be a student, left the school and was reportedly driving a blue Honda.

Police later responded to a report that the man had parked his car on Grove Avenue and left on foot.

There was also a report that the man approached a woman and pulled down her shirt.

Police later learned the man had returned to his vehicle and sped away.

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