Two schools in Hays were locked down briefly while Hays police conducted a search at a nearby residence Wednesday.

Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler said police executed the search warrant in the 2700 block of Hickory at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, near Hays Middle and Wilson Elementary schools. HPD notified USD 489 about an hour before the planned search, Scheibler said, and the district ordered the "soft" lockdown. No one was allowed to enter or exit the buildings for about 20 minutes.

The search warrant was issued in an investigation of a report of an armed robbery that had occurred among some friends, Scheibler said.