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.