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Broward Schools and I-95 on Lockdown as Police Search for Armed Carjacker (UPDATED)

Update 3 (3:45 p.m.): Police have released a photo of the carjacking suspect, Gregory Moore.

Moore is suspected of carjacking three cars in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday morning. He also allegedly shot two people. One of the victims died from the gunshot wound. The FBI says Moore is still at large and is considered armed and dangerous:

Update 2 (2:28 p.m.): According to a report by WSVN, a man who was shot by the carjacker has died.

The report also says the FBI has joined the Fort Lauderdale police department in an effort to capture the suspect, who remains at large.

On Tuesday afternoon, a SWAT team surrounded a house in the area of SW 4th street and 20th avenue in Fort Lauderdale, but no further information has been released.

Update 1 (10:50 a.m.): Dillard High School, Dillard Elementary School, North Fork Elementary, Walker Elementary, and Stranahan High School remain on lockdown.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department tweeted out that officers are searching for an armed carjacker Tuesday morning.

The search has the Broward Boulevard area, including schools there as well as parts of I-95 up to Ives Dairy Road, on lockdown. According to the Sun Sentinel, the carjacking suspect allegedly committed three separate carjackings on Tuesday morning.

At 7:58 a.m., a Fort Lauderdale Police officer was flagged down by a victim in the 1500 block of West Sunrise Boulevard.

The victim, an unidentified woman, says she and her son were ordered out of her car by the suspect. The suspect then took off southbound toward Dania Beach.

A second carjacking occurred a short time after. The suspect, who is armed, sped toward Hallandale Beach. The third carjacking went down in Hallandale Beach, and the suspect took off northbound on I-95.

Police say the suspect ditched the third car along Broward Boulevard, where police continue searching for him.

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So far, Fort Lauderdale Police have only given out updates via Twitter, announcing their search shortly after 9 a.m. and warning motorists to steer clear of Broward Boulevard.

Meanwhile, traffic on I-95 has gotten progressively worse as police conduct their search.

For the time being, best to avoid Broward Boulevard between 27th Ave. to 15th Ave, by I-95.

We'll update this post as more information becomes available.

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