×

City Hall goes on lock down after threatening call

City Hall was in lockdown all day Tuesday after a man placed two threatening telephone calls to the building at 245 W. Fourth St. just before 9 a.m., city Police Chief Damon Hagan said.

“The male made one call, threatening to kill people, and then a second call to come to City Hall with a weapon,” Hagan said.

“Precautions were taken, including notifying city employees and locking all doors to the building,” Hagan said.

To enter, everyone was directed to use the police entrance at the back of the building.

A sign taped to the front doors of City Hall read “These doors are locked at police order. All entries to this building must be made through the rear doors at the police department. The watch commander will buzz you in.”

Reached Tuesday night, Hagan said it was “unknown at this time” if the lockdown would be lifted when City Hall was expected to re-open at 9 a.m. today.

“The investigation will be ongoing until it is resolved or all leads are exhausted. The safety of the citizens and city employees is paramount. All necessary precautions are being taken,” Hagan said.