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Published November 07, 2013, 02:12 PM

Student in custody after lockdown at University of Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The University of Jamestown campus was briefly under lock down Thursday morning as police tried to locate a male student.

By: Forum News Service, Jamestown Sun Staff Reports, Forum News Service

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The University of Jamestown campus was briefly under lock down Thursday morning as police tried to locate a male student.

Students, staff and faculty at the school were notified of the lockdown shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday. Authorities lifted the lockdown at 11:30 a.m.

Police were looking for a male student who reportedly made threats against other specific students on the campus, said Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger.

Edinger said the man is now in custody and is cooperating with law enforcement.

Emergency emails to UJ students said police took Robert Flores into custody.

Police were searching both on and off campus for Flores in a "potentially dangerous" situation which locked down the campus.

An email to students about 11:15 a.m. from Liz Hunt, UJ assistant to the president, said, "We have a troubled student on campus that has gone missing and we are currently searching for him. The police have been alerted. ... We ask that everyone remain on lockdown until further notice."

At about 11 a.m., Polly Peterson, vice president for advancement and business affairs, said an incident had occurred but would not furnish details until the investigation is over.

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