Police: Man barricaded himself in Clayton County Dollar General

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Clayton County Police are searching for a man they say barricaded himself in a Dollar General store.

It happened in the store located in the Arrow Head Shopping center in the 6400 block of Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro. SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene around 3:30 p.m. and spotted a heavy police presence there.

Police say that the suspect was found shoplifting in the store.

Officers were called, but by the time they arrived, he had barricaded himself inside the store.

After a search, they discovered that the man was nowhere to be seen.

Police believe he slipped out of the store during the search and is on the run.

No injuries were reported. The search is ongoing.