Man arrested after several Wake County Sheriff’s Office vehicles rammed

WENDELL, N.C. (WNCN) — Three Wake County Schools were placed on “low level” lockdown on Wednesday afternoon while authorities looked for a man after several Wake County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were hit, officials said.


Officials searched in the area of Wendell Blvd. and U.S. 264 near the Sheetz gas station.

The incident happened around 12:20 p.m. when a man matching a description of someone wanted by law enforcement was seen driving.

A brief chase took place and the man then rammed “several” patrol cars with his car and ran into nearby woods, according to officials.

Kiwane Martez Clifton was found in pond and was taken into custody around 3 p.m., officials said.  He was wanted for drug charges and larceny of a motor vehicle, deputies said.

East Wake School, Wendell School and Carver School were on “low level” lockdown, according to school officials.

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