Update: Lockdown Over at Bull Shoals City Hall after Man Makes Threats Against City Officials

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Update:

BULL SHOALS, ARK. — The Bull Shoals City Hall is no longer on lockdown after law enforcement was searching for a man who made threats against city officials Friday morning. 

Mayor David Nixon says police believe the suspect, 32-year-old James McDaniel, is no longer in the area.

McDaniel’s employer is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his apprehension.

Original story:

BULL SHOALS, ARK. — The City Hall In this Marion County town is on lockdown this afternoon and law officers are searching for a man who made threats against city officials this morning, according to Bull Shoals Mayor David Nixon.

The supervisor of the man, who Nixon described as dangerous, became alarmed at his erratic behavior at his workplace early today (11-9-18) and approached him about his actions, the mayor said. The man then made threats against city officials and was seen with a gun, Nixon said. He later left his workplace.

City officials decided to lock down city buildings and enlisted the help of area law enforcement to search for him.

Nixon stressed that no shots had been fired, but the man is known to law enforcement and has a criminal record. He is in his 20s and works at a business near City Hall.

OzarksFirst will update this story as information becomes available.

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