CONCORD -- A man suspected of leading a police pursuit, crashing into an SUV and then carjacking another vehicle -- events that forced the brief lockdown of Concord High School on Tuesday afternoon -- has been arrested, police said.
Officers received a tip that 31-year-old Moner Amir of Concord was at a residence on Balhan Court behind Clayton Valley Bowl and arrested him without incident about 9 p.m., Concord police Lt. David Hughes said. A felony arrest warrant for another incident already had been issued for Amir before the arrest, Hughes said.
Amir is expected to be charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, felony hit-and-run, robbery-carjacking, kidnapping and evading police, Hughes said. He was expected to be taken to County Jail in Martinez later Wednesday and to be held without bail.
The arrest culminated a daylong search for Amir, who had tried to escape deputies after they pulled him over for a routine traffic stop in Bay Point just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Contra Costa Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Lee.
Officials later discovered the vehicle Amir was driving was a stolen one, police said.
Police eventually called off the pursuit, but Amir collided with a white Armada SUV on Concord Boulevard near West Street, Hughes said. Amir then allegedly carjacked another vehicle and forced the driver to take him out of the area, Hughes said. That driver was released without injury, Hughes said.
Police ordered Concord High School locked down at 11:30 a.m., while administrators at nearby El Dorado Middle School chose to lock that school down as well, Heinemann said. The lockdowns were over by noon, according to employees at both schools.
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