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Possible Human Trafficking Case



by Elizabeth Ruiz
 
A possible human trafficking case unfolds after a police standoff that led officers to stolen vehicles and prompted a lockdown at a preschool in the city's East Side.
 
It started with a call to San Antonio police early Thursday.
 
"A man went to a fire station in that area and told firefighters that he was being held against his will at a home on Schumacher Road," said Sgt. Javier Salazar.
 
Officers went to the home and SWAT also was called to the scene.
 
"There was information that the people in the home could be armed," Salazar told 550 KTSA News.
 
Carroll Early Childhood Education Center on Holmgreen was locked down as a precaution because of its proximity to the standoff. 
 
"Everybody was safe at the school.  Nothing occured at the campus, but it was locked down as a precautionary measure," said Leslie Price with the San Antonio School District.
 
She told 550 KTSA News the lockdown was implemented shortly after noon and it wasn't lifted until around 3:45 pm....more than an hour after the regular dismissal time of 2:30 pm. 
 
Following the standoff, police removed three adults and three juveniles from the home on Schumacher and turned them over the Homeland Security.
 
In addition to a possible human trafficking case, Salazar told 550 KTSA News officers are busy investigating something else they discovered on the property.
 
"We found several vehicles there that may have been stolen, so our auto theft officers are looking into that," said Salazar.
 
 

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