Salt Lake City's West High School was locked down late Thursday morning as police unsuccessfully looked for an auto theft suspect who ditched his stolen vehicle near the campus.
The man had been pursued into the area by the Utah Highway Patrol.
UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said the chase began just before 10 a.m. on northbound Interstate 15 in Utah County when troopers spotted a stolen white Nissan cargo van.
For the next 30 minutes, the suspect traveled various Salt Lake Valley interstates and surface streets as he attempted to elude troopers and other law officers. Finally, he abandoned the van near 300 W. 600 North.