HOODRIVER, Ore. -- A man with a gun robbed a Hood River bank and prompted several schools to go into lockdown Thursday morning as police searched for the suspect.

The man robbed the U.S. Bank at 1309 12th Street just after 10 a.m. and then fled on foot, according to Sgt. Stan Baker of the Hood River Police Department.

The Hood River School District announced shortly afterward that nearby schools were in lockdown as police searched the area for the suspect.

The suspect was described as a white man in his late 30s, 5-foot-11, with a slender build, long hair and facial hair. He was wearing a baseball cap, blue long sleeve T-shirt and tan pants. Police circulated a surveillance photo to the media, hoping someone will recognize him and alert investigators.

When the schools were in lockdown, the district asked parents not to go to the campuses.

We are working with the Hood River Police Department and you will be notified when the doors will be reopened, the statement read. Our number one priority is student safety.

At about 1 p.m. the district announced that the lockdown was no longer in effect.

Police announced Friday morning that the suspect was still on the loose.

Anyone with information on the suspect was asked to call (541) 387-7077.

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