Robeson Co. deputies investigate threat of ‘active shooter’ situation at medical facility

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LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threat of “an active shooter” situation at a medical facility.

The Robesonian reports that Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said Monday morning the RCSO is investigating a threat of “an active shooter situation” at Southeastern Health Park, located on Dawn Drive.

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Wilkins said deputies were at the health park around 10:30 a.m. Monday looking for the person accused of making the threat, according to The Robesonian. Wilkins also said the RCSO knows the name of the person who allegedly made the threat and the threat was reportedly made remotely.

Deputies initially thought the person was on the campus, The Robesonian also reports.

“The suspect actually made the comment that he was on the way over to shoot up the Health Park building (while he was) at another office nearby and that office called the Health Park to alert them which led to the 911 call,” Wilkins said.

Sheriff Wilkins told News13 around 11:50 a.m. Monday that the lockdown had been lifted and deputies remain in the area. An investigation in ongoing now and interviews are taking place.

“My office takes any threat of harm especially that of an active shooter style threat against individuals very seriously and appropriate action will be taken,” Sheriff Wilkins said.

Count on News13 for updates.

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