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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 β€œthe 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.

  • Jloenlacasa

    Wwlp knew first…just sayn

    • alpinequeen

      Yeah but they took away their Disqus comments so why read their news if you can’t make comments.

  • alpinequeen

    Put everybody under 60 on tranquilizers!

  • shawnm5

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  • shawnm5

    @joeloenacasa if your posting it its probably wrong….smh

  • shawnm5

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