BROOKE SCHOOL LOCKDOWN Man Charged After Reports Of Gun Near Brooke County School
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Feb. 23, 2013 3:59 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 23, 2013 4:08 PM EST
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Follansbee, Brooke County
, West Virginia
A Wellsburg man is facing charges following an investigation into reports of a suspicious man carrying an assault rifle near a local school.
Follansbee City Police Chief John Schwertfeger says 38-year-old Justin Charles Nixon was charged Friday with public intoxication, obstructing an officer, brandishing a weapon and making terroristic threats.
Officials say Nixon was charged after being apprehended by police responding to the threat. Brooke County school officials locked down several area schools as a precaution.
Schwertfeger told the Steubenville Herald-Star that Nixon matches the description provided by witnesses. He also says while a weapon wasn't found on his person, an assault rifle was found in a home on the street where he was staying.
The Brooke County Sheriff's Department and Wellsburg Police also assisted in the investigation.
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