Threats Limit Access to Government Buildingsby Courtney Thomas
April 18, 2007
The Town of Blacksburg Municipal Building was open with limited access Wednesday in response to threats on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg and the Montgomery County Court House in Christiansburg.
SWAT teams drew their weapons and surrounded Burruss Hall this morning in response to an unfounded threat that targeted Virginia Tech President, Charles Steger, according to Blacksburg Police Chief, Wendell Flinchum.
The nature of the threat in Christiansburg is unclear at this time.
For about 20 minutes this morning all doors to the building that houses Town of Blacksburg government offices were locked, according to the town manager’s office.
One door to the building is open and people can enter the building and access clerk’s office. The Christiansburg Police Department has not yet been reached for comment. Updates will be posted here as they become available.