This is a developing story
Just after 12:30 p.m., a call went out on Philadelphia police radio saying that alleged Cleveland killer Steve Stephens may be in Philadelphia.
Police say that multiple 911 calls were received stating that Stephens was near Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park. As of 1:30 p.m., nine schools in the area had been placed on lockdown. That lockdown has reportedly been lifted.
Shortly after 2 p.m., information was released on police radio that Stephens might have been spotted in West Philadelphia driving a newer model black Ford Taurus. Previously, Cleveland Police had released a photo of a white Ford Fusion that Stephens had been driving.
And then just before 3 p.m., police released a statement on Twitter suggesting that the tips they received might be unfounded.
Statement on police activity in Fairmount Park regarding Cleveland Ohio homicide suspect Steve Stephens pic.twitter.com/qYkd2DzxbP
— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) April 17, 2017
Stephens is wanted for the Easter Sunday murder of an elderly Cleveland man. He allegedly posted video of the killing to Facebook.
If you see Stephens or have any information about his whereabouts, call 911 immediately. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.
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