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Suspect in custody for threat at university

BISMARCK (AP) — Burleigh County deputies have taken a suspect into custody in connection with a threat that temporarily locked down the University of Mary in Bismarck.

The sheriff’s department confirmed a student posted a violent threat on Facebook on Friday that referred to the Virginia Tech shootings.

Authorities said the suspect was found in town.

Numerous students earlier reported receiving a text message from U-Mary telling them to take shelter in a safe, locked room.

Kari Lucin

Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.

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