RCMP issue lockdown of Hazelton schools

New Hazelton RCMP received information a sign was posted in the community with messaging that was concerning to the RCMP and the public.

  • Dec. 17, 2012 3:00 p.m.

New Hazelton RCMP received information that at least one sign was posted in the community with messaging that was concerning to the RCMP and the public.

“Local RCMP had reason to believe that it was written by a male who is well known to police and the community,” North District RCMP Const. Lesley Smith said.

“As a precautionary measure New Hazelton RCMP ordered a lock down of all local schools until they were able to locate the male responsible for posting the signs.”

The male suspect was soon located in New Hazelton and arrested for uttering threats.

The male is being held in police custody pending further investigation and a future court appearance, Smith explained.

Rumours had circulated that a male had entered a school and behaved in a disturbing manner, but Smith said those reports were false.

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