LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on Kentucky authorities arresting a suspect accused of threatening schools (all times local):
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders says he’s certain that lives were saved when authorities arrested a heavily armed man accused of threatening schools in two Kentucky counties.
Sanders said Friday that the suspect “had it in his mind to go to schools and create havoc.”
State police say they found the suspect, 20-year-old Dylan Jarrell, possessing a “detailed plan of attack,” along with a gun, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest and a 100-round high-capacity magazine.
Authorities say police found Jarrell while he was pulling out of his driveway in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, on Thursday afternoon.
Jarrell is being held on charges of terroristic threatening and harassing communications.
Kentucky State Police say a heavily armed man was arrested after authorities uncovered evidence of a “valid and imminent” threat that prompted a rural school district to cancel classes Friday.
State police say 20-year-old Dylan Jarrell was arrested Thursday evening and authorities found a gun, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest, a 100-round high capacity magazine and a detailed plan of attack in his possession.
Jarrell lives near Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg and schools were closed in the Anderson County school system.
Authorities say Jarrell previously was questioned by the FBI in May over social media threats to a school in Tennessee. A court record says he’s been charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and harassing communications. He was being held in the Shelby County Detention Center.
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