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Springfield Police Department Releases Update on Threat Scare

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – According to the Springfield Police Department, a suspect was arrested in conjunction with making a terrorist threat to a local Social Security Administration office. In a separate incident, two other suspects spur a scare after showing a gun in a “road rage” incident.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – According to the Springfield Police Department, a suspect was arrested in conjunction with making a terrorist threat to a local Social Security Administration office. In a separate incident, two other suspects spur a scare after showing a gun in a “road rage” incident.

In a press release, Public Affairs Officer Lisa Cox says that one suspect was arrested for making a terroristic threat. Prior to the Springfield Police Department getting involved into the incident, the suspect allegedly made a call to a Social Security Administration office at 2143 E. Primrose, which included threats of doing harm to college students.

These threats prompted Federal Protection Service agents, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, to respond while also making contact with 911 dispatchers at 11:57 a.m. Wednesday.

According to Cox, a Springfield police officer knew the suspect had a scheduled hearing at the office for revoked benefits. The officer responded to the location and detained the suspect for an investigation with the federal authorities.

No weapons were found on the suspect or in his vehicle. The suspect is currently being held at the Greene County Jail.

As per policy at KOLR10, the name of the suspect will not be released until formally charged by a prosecutor.

In a separate incident, the Springfield Police Department responded to a call on Drury’s campus involving a road rage incident where two white males in a vehicle became impatient with the victim of the incident, who was trying to find or enter a parking space.

According to Cox, one of the white males held up a gun to show he had one, did not point it at the victim, and drove away laughing.

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