Toowoomba school locked down after police incident

A TOOWOOMBA primary school was forced into lockdown as police apprehended a suspect this morning.

Police had attempted to intercept a vehicle on Burton St about 10.30am when a man, 21, fled on foot towards Harristown State School.

A Department of Education and Training spokesman confirmed the school was locked down about 10.30am.

"The principal instigated the lockdown as a precaution in response to a nearby incident outside of school grounds," he said.

"At no time were staff and students at risk.

"The lockdown was lifted at 10.50am and parents notified by text message shortly afterwards."

A police spokesman said officers had attempted to intercepted a vehicle on Burton St for a roadside drug test.

The spokesman said the man returned a positive test and fled on foot, with police pursuing on foot.

The man was arrested and taken into custody a short time later.