The Cooper County EMA issued a nixle statement, reporting that law enforcement are searching for a suspect in the area of West Bound I-70 rest area.

The suspect is still at large as of 2:20 pm on Dec. 15. The suspect is described as black, 6 foot, 280 pounds and wearing all dark clothing.

In addition, the Boonville High School, VoTech and Hannah Cole schools have been placed under lockdown. The kids are all reported safe, but you're encouraged to avoid the area. Update: 3 p.m. The schools dismissed student on time at 2:30 after being given the all clear to do so.

The suspect does remain at large, if you are in that area and see a suspicious person, you're encouraged to contact law enforcement or call 911.