Teen in custody after threat made to North Dakota college

Jan 14, 2016 8:49 PM by News Staff

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy is in custody on suspicion of threatening to shoot up the library at Bismarck State College.

Bismarck police say the threat posted on Twitter was deemed credible, and it prompted officials to put the school on lockdown just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday. A person saw the tweet and reported it to the FBI.

Bismarck police say they identified a suspect, and a trooper from the North Dakota Highway Patrol stopped him around 4 p.m. on U.S. Highway 83.

Police say no one was injured and everyone is safe at this time.

The school canceled its remaining Thursday afternoon and night classes as officers continued investigating. The school has nearly 4,100 students and is the third-largest college in the state university system.

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