Snead State, Marshall Medical Center lockdown campuses during nearby ‘shots fired’ investigation
BOAZ, Ala. (WAFF) - Snead State Community College and Marshall Medical Center-South placed their campuses in Boaz on lockdown following a shots fired report on Thursday.
Boaz Police Chief Michael Abercrombie released the following statement on the lockdowns:
Officers received a call of shots fired at an address on HWY 168. The property is adjacent to Snead State Community College Campus. The caller stated that a subject dressed in black came onto their property and had a gun. One of the residents fired into the ground to scare the suspect away from the property. The suspect was said to have left on foot but may have possibly gotten into a vehicle and left the area. Several Police agencies responded and saturated the area. The investigation will continue in an attempt to gain more information.
Boaz Mayor David Dyar confirmed that a homeowner near the campus reported someone coming onto their property. Dyar told The Advertiser-Gleam that the homeowner fired warning shots at the person.
Officials with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said they assisted the Boaz Police Department in the search for the suspect.
Several students sent WAFF 48 News screenshots of the alert they received from the school.
In response to the report, Marshall Medical Center also placed its campus on lockdown and sent out the following alert:
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