Lockdown lifted at Mexico Veterans home

1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, January 31 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Sunday, January 31, 2016 4:47:00 PM CST January 31, 2016 in News
By: Stephanie Sierra and Alex Dostaler, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

MEXICO - Authorities from a Mexico Veterans Home at 1 Veterans Drive reported a lockdown that was placed on the facility has now been lifted.

The Mexico Public Safety Department said a man called the home around 2:33 p.m. and asked for an employee who was not working at the time of the call.

The man then cursed and said he was coming to the facility with a gun. The home responded by placing itself on lockdown.

KOMU 8 received a tip from a viewer around 3:15 p.m. with reports of the lockdown but concern about why it was put in place.

Around 4:30 p.m. KOMU 8 received confirmation that the lockdown had been lifted. 

Mexico Public Safety said it has been in touch with the employee, who is unharmed. 

The caller was a former boyfriend of the employee, who was trying to get the employee fired by causing trouble at the home. Mexico police said it believes the ex-boyfriend is no longer in the Mexico area.

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