Man's Threat to Ex-Girlfriend Leads to Lockdown at Montgomery County High School: Police

A man was arrested after he allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend on Instagram leading to a lockdown at a suburban Philadelphia high school.

Devin Hitchens, 21, of Stowe, Pennsylvania was arrested and charged with terroristic threats, stalking and other related offenses.

Investigators say a friend of Hitchens' ex-girlfriend contacted Pennsylvania State Police early Wednesday morning. The friend claimed Hitchens was sending threatening posts to his ex on Instagram and showed police the images.

Police say Hitchens was threatening to shoot the woman and harm her younger siblings who attend Methacton High School on Kriebel Mill Road in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. 

Methacton High School went into lockdown as police searched for Hitchens. Lower Pottsgrove Schools also went into lockdown, officials said.

Hitchens was eventually arrested and taken into custody after a foot chase with State Police and officers from several local departments, officials said. 

After Hitchens' arrest, the district lifted the lockdown around 9:25 a.m.

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