UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at northeast Kansas college

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Police have lifted a lockdown at a northeast Kansas community college after checking a report of a suspicious woman carrying a long gun.

Johnson County Community College police and officers from the city of Overland Park began a room-to-room search of several buildings after the report around 4 p.m. Thursday. Campus police Officer Dan Robles said students were released from buildings as the searches ended.

Robles said police had not found anyone fitting the description of suspicious, pony-tailed woman carrying a camouflage-print bag and a long gun, possibly a shotgun.

The college tweeted shortly after 7 p.m. that there was no longer a "viable threat" and said classes would resume Friday.

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A northeast Kansas community college has been placed on lockdown after security received a report of a suspicious woman carrying a long gun.

Johnson County Community College police and officers from the city of Overland Park began a room-to-room search of several buildings after the report around 4 p.m. Thursday. Campus police Officer Dan Robles said students were being released from buildings as the searches ended.

Robles said police had not found anyone fitting the description of suspicious, pony-tailed woman carrying a camouflage-print bag and a long gun, possibly a shotgun. He also said the credibility of the report had not been determined.

Entrances to the campus were closed, and classes were canceled for the rest of the day.

Robles said officers were also checking surveillance video.


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