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Murder suspect arrested in San Diego after school lockdown

January 29, 2013 |  6:53 pm

A manhunt that led to the lockdown of five schools in San Diego ended early Tuesday evening with the arrest of a 22-year-old man suspected of a murder in Corona.

Matthew Rowley, a suspect in the Jan. 16 murder of a 20-year-old man in Corona, was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. in the Tierrasanta neighborhood of San Diego. After Rowley was spotted in a neighborhood park, the schools were locked down for several hours until late afternoon as police conducted a door-to-door search.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Matthew Rowley. Credit: Corona Police Department