Springfield Murder Suspect Caught in New London

A man wanted for murder in Springfield, Massachusetts, was caught Tuesday afternoon in New London, prompting two brief school lockdowns.

Police said Ricardo Valentin-Santos, 24, was spotted in the area of 146 Connecticut Avenue in New London around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers and detectives flocked to the area, along with U.S. Marshals, and chased Valentin-Santos through a backyard before taking him into custody, according to police.

Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School and the Jennings School were locked down for about 20 minutes while authorities responded to the scene.

Valentin-Santos has been charged in New London as a fugitive from justice.

Police have not released details of the murder case out of Springfield.

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