California Highway Patrol and Siskiyou County Sheriff's officers are searching on foot and from the air for a man who ran from a traffic stop this afternoon.

California Highway Patrol and Siskiyou County Sheriff’s officers are searching on foot and from the air for a man who ran from a traffic stop this afternoon.

Sheriff Jon Lopey said a male Hispanic adult wearing jeans and a dark sweatshirt fled from a vehicle that had been stopped by the CHP while travelling northbound on Interstate 5 between the north and central Mount Shasta offramps.

Sheriff Lopey said it is not known why he fled or if he is armed.

The search has been focused around the bushes along the railroad tracks between I-5 and north Mt. Shasta Blvd.

Mount Shasta Elementary School has announced that it is in lockdown.