Threats Cause Lockdown in Bull Shoals

by: Scott McCaulley (Reporting by Chris Six, Ozarks First)

A town in Marion County went on Lockdown Friday after a man made threats against City Officials.

The town of Bull Shoals implemented the Lockdown after James McDaniel had made threats against City Officials at his work place and was seen with a gun before leaving the work place.

As a precaution, Bull Shoals Mayor David Nichols and other city officials decided to put the City Hall and other city buildings on lockdown as a precaution while area Law Enforcement Agencies tried to locate McDaniel.

While McDaniel, who has a criminal history as well as a history of erratic behavior, has still not been located, officers believed McDaniel was no longer in the area as of mid-afternoon so the lockdown was ended. Nichols says no shots were fired during at anytime.

A reward of $25,000 has been offered by McDaniel’s employer for information leading to his apprehension.