Schools and businesses on lockdown as authorities search for escapee

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LINN, MO (KTVI) – Schools and businesses were on lockdown Friday as police searched for a man who escaped from a federal halfway house. The Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KMIZ that they’re looking for Jason Biermann. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The Osage County Emergency Operations Center says you should call 911 immediately if you see Biermann. He was last seen wearing a blue rain coat and black pants. Last seen around the Linn City Park area.

Right now, U.S. Marshals, the Osage County Sheriff’s Department and Linn police are searching the southwest portion of the Linn, MO for Biermann. A helicopter was used during the search, but had to land due to poor weather. Officers are on the ground and have set up a perimeter.