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Sheriff: Day care worker ‘hero,’ blocked threatening gunman

February 15, 2018

OXFORD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman had threatened to kill everyone when he tried to get his 1-year-old daughter from an Alabama day care.

Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade tells AL.com that 23-year-old Daniel Blake Turner had been blocked by a day care worker from entering the building Wednesday afternoon. The worker’s name hasn’t been released but Wade called her “a hero,” and said no child was injured.

Wade says Turner also threatened to drive his truck into the day care before deciding to leave. Wade says Turner had voluntarily gone to his office after he got Turner’s phone number and called Turner.

County District Attorney Brian McVeigh charged Turner with felony making a terroristic threat. It’s unclear if Turner has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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