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Update on threat to Manassas City public school; no suspect located

On June 5, the Manassas City Police Department’s Investigative Services Division began conducting an investigation into the report of a male subject with a gun near a Manassas City Public School. Detectives identified and interviewed a subject in connection to this case and have determined there is no longer a threat to school safety related to this incident.

A June 5 School Board meeting was cancelled due to the lockdown situation, according to the clerk to the school board.

The regular Business Meeting of the School Board of the City of Manassas scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m., has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center Street, Manassas, VA.

A copy of the agenda may be found at

Previously Released:
On Tuesday, June 5, at approximately 1 p.m., Manassas City Police received a call from Prince William County Police Emergency Communications Center advising that they received a 9-1-1 call from an unknown male stating he had a gun and was experiencing a mental health crisis near a Manassas City Public School. The phone call was disconnected before Prince William County dispatch could obtain further information from the male subject. 

Manassas City Public Schools immediately implemented a lockdown at all City schools. Officers responded to all City schools and after thorough searches, deemed all schools safe. At no point in time did anyone witness a subject with a gun near any City school. Students and staff will be on a delayed release schedule, officers will remain on scene at all schools until such time.

The incident is still under investigation at this time and a subject has not been located.

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