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      Iron River credit union robbed

      Update: 6:49 p.m. EST

      Police are continuing to search for a man suspected of robbing a credit union in Iron River Tuesday morning.

      Using a handgun the male suspect robbed the Superior Iron Range Community Federal Credit Union around 10:30 a.m. CST using a handgun.

      The man got away with an undisclosed amount of money and no one was injured.

      Police said the suspect is a white male five foot nine inches tall with a medium build.

      They also said he escaped on a green four wheeler.

      Residents Tuesday were shocked that this happened and some said they were unaware anything was wrong until after the robbery.

      It was very quiet in town this morning, said Diana Marcell, who works across the street from the credit union at Saint Vincent De Paul. So I was very surprised and in this little town of Iron River things do happen. Not very often and I was surprised that I didn't see a thing.

      Also West Iron County Schools were locked down for two hours Tuesday after the robbery.

      Superintendent Chris Thomson said he told police that a person of interest lived in the vicinity of the school.


      Update: 4:36 p.m. EST

      The Iron River Police Department are still looking for the suspect.

      We'll have more information as it becomes available.

      Update: 4:00 p.m. EST

      According to West Iron County Public Schools, the lockdown was lifted around 2:45 p.m. EST time.

      The reason for the lockdown, according to Superintendent Chris Thomson, was that the original suspect lived within the vicinity of the school.

      Classes continued as normal during the lockdown, but nobody was allowed in or out of the building.


      Update: 2:00 p.m. EST

      Local authorities say that West Iron County Public Schools are currently locked down. No word on when the lockdown will be lifted.


      A young man with a handgun robbed the Superior Iron Range Federal Credit Union in Iron River around 11:24 a.m. EST, according to the Michigan State Police.

      The suspect was described as a young, stocky 5'3" to 5'10" male wearing green coveralls and a black helmet and mask. He left the scene on a 4-wheeler headed northwest.

      The amount of money that was taken has not been released.

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      Authorities from the Michigan State Police, Iron County Sheriff, Iron River City, and FBI are on the scene.

      We'll post more information as it becomes available.