October 02, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Suspect Involved in Threats Detained

The Springfield Police Department (SPD) received information from the Department of Homeland Security and was asked to be on the lookout for a person making general threats. We took the precautionary move of making notifications to any institution or venue that might be impacted. Each organization implemented its own procedures used when advised of such a threat. This subject was said to be mentally disturbed and has made similar threats in the past.

The subject who made the threats was located and detained. We are not yet releasing the name of the individual.
During this time frame, a call was received at Drury University about a person possibly flashing a gun from a vehicle. This has not been confirmed. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and SPD responded. This was a separate incident. There was not an “active shooter” on a campus.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd