Flagstaff Man Arrested for School Shooting Threats in Washington State

March 3rd, 2016 at 9:14 AM

Grant County, WA Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Flagstaff Man for threatening to open fire on numerous schools in the town of Coulee City. Officials say 39-year-old Benjamin VanTassell telephoned a local television news station Wednesday morning with the threats. School lock-downs were initiated, and efforts to apprehend and locate VanTassell began. He was eventually located and taken into custody after a brief high speed pursuit. VanTassel was taken into custody without further incident, and remains behind bars facing multiple charges.

More details at http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/31367686/breaking-man-arrested-after-threatening-a-school-and-leading-police-on-a-chase-in-grant-county

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