Man accused of Iowa school threat appears in court

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of making gun threats inside a Des Moines middle school has made his first court appearance.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports ( ) 35-year-old Ryan Collier made an initial appearance Wednesday at a Polk County courtroom. He was quiet as a judge read the charges of first-degree harassment, domestic abuse and interference with official acts.

Collier was arrested Tuesday following a manhunt around Merrill Middle School. He is accused of arguing with his girlfriend inside the school and claiming to have a gun. He was later found hiding under a car.

The incident prompted the middle school and several surrounding schools to be put on lockdown.

Collier remains at the Polk County Jail. Court records do not list an attorney.


Information from: KCCI-TV,

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