Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Man taken into custody after vets center disturbance

A man was taken into custody following a scary situation at a veterans center in Pike County this morning. Police responded to a report of gunshots at the Veterans Transitional Center at Robinson Creek. When they arrived, they found that a resident at the facility had allegedly caused damage to his room and may have fired a gun after locking himself inside. No one was injured in the incident, but the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police responded to the scene.

The incident resulted in Shelby Valley High School and Valley Elementary School, which are both adjacent to the center, being placed on lock-down while police investigated. After the resident who caused the disturbance was taken from the scene by Transtar Ambulance Service, the schools were released from lock-down. The name of the resident who was taken into custody has not been released.