Police: Lockdown lifted, suspect in custody

Police: Lockdown lifted, suspect in custody

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The lockdown at all the South Umpqua schools has been lifted, after police say the person who made the threat to commit suicide at a school has been taken into custody.

Officials say that the schools had been in lockdown since around 8:30 am, after a male made a threat to commit suicide at one of the schools. Police say that threat was posted on Facebook.

Police have identified the suspect as Wesley William Snyder (AKA Miller), 22, of Myrtle Creek.

The school district says Snyder was previously a student in the South Umpqua School District, but is not currently attending school there.

Police say the threats were of a serious nature, and included threats to shoot people in the Myrtle Creek area as well as at the Myrtle Creek area schools.

Authorities put all of the schools in the district on lockdown as a safety precaution.

Police say Snyder was taken into custody after a brief struggle, and is being charged by police with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The lockdown ended at around 11:20, and Snyder was taken to the Douglas County Jail.