Report of gunman near Glen Helen, Antioch a hoax

Published: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 2:20 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 2:20 PM

A recent lockdown at a college and nature preserve was spurred by a false report of a gunman in the area.

Antioch College officials said today the hours-long lockdown June 27 was spurred by a false report of a gunman that had been made by a Glen Helen employee who admitted the making the false claim.

The initial report was that a man in camouflage had a handgun near the Outdoor Education Center. Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies searched a four-mile radius for several hours but found no gunman.

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“The employee who reported the alleged threat has been placed on suspension pending further investigation, and College officials are working with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department to understand what, if any, legal action may be taken,” the release said.