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Police in West Texas town of Alpine search for 'shooter'

Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there's an "active shooter" situation and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect.

Police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred had no immediate information on whether anyone was hurt in the unspecified incident shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday. Eldred says police were seeking an "active shooter."

She didn't immediately provide additional information, other than the person was a male.

The Alpine Independent School District website says the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools — elementary, middle and a high school.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso.