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Possible threat closes North Carolina police headquarters

August 30, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina’s largest city say a potential threat involving a wanted and violent suspect forced them to close their headquarters.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Thursday that it received information about a threat to its offices. A news release said while the threat couldn’t be verified, the headquarters were closed out of an abundance of caution.

Officials said there have been no service disruptions and no employees were evacuated during the closure. The headquarters have been reopened.

Security at Charlotte-Mecklenburg police headquarters was tightened in January after a man drove into the parking lot and started shooting, injuring an officer in the leg. Officers fired back and killed the man, who was identified as the main suspect in a homicide earlier that day.

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