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College briefly locked down after security threat

Friday - 10/25/2013, 4:20am  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Western Community College was briefly locked down because of a security threat.

Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon says officers learned that a man possibly suffering from mental health issues might be armed and headed to the Roanoke campus Thursday. The man's wife said her husband was angry with Gov. Bob McDonnell but didn't say why. Leamon says McDonnell was on campus for a building dedication, but it's unclear if the man knew that.

The Roanoke Times reports ( ) the college went on lockdown just before 11:25 a.m. The man returned to his home and was taken into custody about 10 minutes later, and the lockdown was lifted.

Leamon says the man was taken to an undisclosed facility for a mental and medical evaluation. He has not been charged.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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