UPDATE: Search called off – 12:55 p.m. Lockdown at Orinda Academy ended. Suspects still outstanding.
Two men who fled from police in Lafayette crashed their car on the St. Stephens off ramp and fled into the Orindawoods neighborhood Thursday, triggering an air and ground search by several police agencies.
The two men, described as Hispanic in dark clothes, one with a beard, fled from officers who attempted to stop them on El Nido Road in Lafayette, leading police on a short, westward chase on Highway 24 that ended when their vehicle crashed at St. Stephens.
The men fled into the neighborhood as police closed in with additional officers, drones, and a helicopter to aid in their search.