Missouri Sheriff Takes Person Into Custody After Threat To ‘Shoot Law Enforcement In An Ambush’

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BUTLER, Mo. — The Bates County Sheriff’s Office in Butler, Missouri said Monday a person is in custody following a threat to ambush law enforcement officers.

An alert said, “The Sheriffs Office received information of a threat toward law enforcement at the Sheriff’s Office. The threat was specific that the person was going to shoot law enforcement in an ambush as they exited the office. Please stay clear from the area. Until further notice the sheriffs office and the administrative building will be closed.”

Later in the day, the office announced, “the subject from the threat earlier is now in custody and there does not seem to be any other threat at this time.”

The name of the suspect was not immediately released and a motive remains under investigation.

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