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Police Questioning Suspect Following Holyoke Community College Threat


(Cars are seen leaving HCC after the campus was closed due to a threat)

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — State Police say they are questioning one person following a threat made towards a person at Holyoke Community College.

Around 12:45 p.m., the campus was closed and evacuated for the afternoon and classes canceled after a threat was made, according to HCC spokesperson Chris Yurko.

State Police spokesperson Dave Procopio adds that troopers are currently questioning a “young adult male who allegedly made threats of violence earlier today against a family member and members of the college community.”

That man, whose name has not been released, was found at a residence in Springfield Tuesday afternoon and Procopio notes that “the ongoing investigation will determine if and how the suspect will be charged criminally.”

The school’s Facebook page notes that the campus will reopen for classes at 4:00 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

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