Possible Threat Issues Lockdown at Department of Human Services
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A possible threat Friday morning forces the Mesa County Department of Human Services to issue a lockdown.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department, DHS called authorities concerned about a man being a possible threat to their employees.
During a phone conversation with the man, he said he was going to bring some paperwork to the office.
As a result, local law enforcement escorted visitors out, while the 250 employees went into shelter in place.
When the man showed up, officers contacted him and trespassed him from the property as requested by DHS.
"We have safety measures in place. Whenever something like this happens, everybody has their own job to do and that's what they did today. They all went into place and went to their areas to make sure everything was secure," explained Angeline Roles, from the Mesa County Department of Human Services.
The shelter in place lasted for roughly an hour Friday.