Police reviewing security at Pretlow Library after threat

Posted at 8:43 AM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 15:45:12-04

NORFOLK, Va. – Police are reviewing security after a man allegedly made a threatening statement in Norfolk’s Pretlow Library last week.

The incident happened on July 25, with staff members telling police that a patron overheard another man making a generalized threatening statement as he left the library.

Detectives investigated the incident, interviewing the patron at his home.

After a thorough investigation, no arrests were made and the case is closed.

A spokesperson with the City of Norfolk said there is an armed guard that will stay at the library indefinitely. The city has unarmed guards at seven other branches.