Salem Community College locked down: Suspect captured, no one hurt
A student who allegedly threatened to harm classmates at Salem Community College, then fled the campus, forced the lockdown of the Carneys Point school for nearly two hours Wednesday night.
NJ Advance Media reports that college President Mike Gorman said the male student made "a verbal threat of injury and harm" around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Other students who heard the threat immediately reported it to their Information Technology instructor during class in Contini Hall.
Campus security and the Carneys Point Police Department were both notified, leading to the apprehension of the suspect. His name has not yet been released, pending further information in the case. No injuries were reported.
Less than 150 students and staff, combined, were on campus at the time.
The New Jersey State Police and the Salem County prosecutor's and sheriff's offices assisted in the investigation.
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