Man Claiming to Possess Gun Forces DSM School Lockdowns
Police have in custody a man suspected of entering a Des Moines middle school and claiming to have a gun. Des Moines police say 35-year-old Ryan Collier was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon following a manhunt on the city's west side. Collier is suspected of arguing with his girlfriend at Merrill Middle School and telling staffers he had a gun. He then allegedly fled the school. The incident prompted the middle school and several surrounding schools to be put on lockdown around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. They were later lifted. No one at the school saw the gun and no one was injured.