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Two Provo schools lift lock downs

Published August 29, 2012 1:44 pm

Crime • Police questioning man who made "an indirect threat"
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Lock downs at two Provo schools are over now that a suspect is in custody.

Police became aware of "an indirect threat" against children who were at Franklin Elementary School and Dixon Middle School about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, said Provo Police Lt. Mathew Suifanua.

The schools brought the children who were outside at recess inside and kept them in the buildings until police found the suspect about 1 p.m., Suifanua said.

Once the man was in custody, the schools lifted the lock downs.

As of 1:30 p.m., police were questioning the man about the incident.

mmcfall@sltrib.com