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Shelter-in-place order lifted in Gem County after suspect search

A dispatcher said that the suspect had not yet been arrested, adding that more information would be available Thursday morning.

EMMETT, Idaho — The Gem County Sheriff's Office issued a shelter-in-place order for residents along West Black Canyon Highway Wednesday night as deputies searched for a suspect.

In a Facebook post late Wednesday night, the sheriff's office said that a search was underway for a male suspect in the area northwest of Emmett.

The sheriff's office asked residents in the area of Hillview Road, Mesa Avenue, Big 4 Avenue, and Beacon Avenue - all roads that intersect Black Canyon Highway - to secure their homes and to "shelter in place until you are advised the situation is resolved."

A Gem County dispatcher told KTVB that deputies were actively searching for a suspect, but would not say what that person was wanted for.

At about 11:15 p.m., the post was updated to say that residents were no longer required to shelter in place but should continue to keep homes secure and to call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

A dispatcher said that the suspect had not yet been arrested, adding that more information would be available Thursday morning.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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