Police reviewing security at Pretlow Library after threat

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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.

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