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Johnson City police arrest man in connection with shooting threats near East Chilhowie, schools lockdown lifted

Staff Report • Apr 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM

The Johnson City Press is reporting that police have taken someone into custody related to shooting threats this morning that prompted several area schools to lockdown.About 8:15 a.m. Tuesday police received a call that a man had made threats in the Oakland Avenue area. No shots were fired, and a further description of the suspect could not be given.Police began combing the area and have taken man into custody near an apartment complex in the 800 block of East Chilhowie Ave.Johnson City Director of Facilities and Instruction and Safety Coordinator Dave Chupa said he locked down Science Hill High School, the 8-9 Campus at Liberty Bell, the Science Hill Alternative Center and North Side Elementary School.CLICK HERE for the full report.

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