Update: (02/03/15) Just before 10 a.m. the St. Joseph Police Department issued anothe alert saying the search for the suspect and suspect vehicle had been called off and all schools were released from lockdown as authorities now believe there is no credible threat.

An alert went out late in the 8 a.m. hour Tuesday for citizens of St. Joseph to be on the lookout for a green Dodge mini Van with Ohio plates GIT6870. Initial calls to 911 indicated the driver was allegedly firing an assault weapon.

Shortly after 9 a.m. St. Joseph Police issued another advisory that stated “All St Joseph Schools on Lockdown, checking area of Central High School at this time for possible armed suspect.” It is believed to be related to the search for the mini van and its driver.

Again if you see a green Dodge Mini Van with Ohio License GIT6870, do not approach and call 911 immediately.

KMZU News will bring you more details as they become available.