Update: Police Have Person in Custody After Lockdown in Roanoke

Update 12:20 p.m.:

Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Police say a suspect is in custody in connection with Wednesday morning's lockdown at Virginia Western Community College.

Police say the suspect never made it to campus, but they alerted the school about a possible threat.

There is no word on what the suspect was wanted for or whether the suspect was armed.


Roanoke, VA - The lockdown at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke has been lifted.

According to the school's Twitter page, the security issue has been resolved, and the campus is safe.


Roanoke, VA - Virginia Western Community College is on lockdown right now.

The college's website has the Virginia Western Emergency Alert System stating the lockdown is not a test.

We are working to get more information and will bring you more as soon as we get it.

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