EDMOND — An Edmond man was arrested Monday after someone walked into First Presbyterian Church, 1001 S Rankin, and made threats to kill the employees, police said.
Michael Seockjin Moon, 18, was detained after 9 a.m. near the Edmond Racquet Club, 425 Lilac Drive, police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe said.
The threats were made just after 8 a.m.
Moon was arrested on a felony assault complaint and was expected to be booked into the Oklahoma County jail later Monday.
About 7:20 a.m., Moon went to Edmond Memorial High School and asked to speak to a former teacher but was turned away because he did not have an appointment, said school spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp. Moon left the building without incident, but school personnel alerted the school's police resource officer because of the man's demeanor, she said.
Edmond's Central Middle School, 500 E Ninth St., was on lockdown while police searched for the suspect.
Memorial High School, Clegern Elementary and Will Rogers Elementary were put on heightened security during the search, Parks-Schlepp said.
Moon did not make threats toward any school, Parks-Schlepp said.
After learning about the threat at First Presbyterian Church later in the morning, and hearing the suspect description, the Memorial High School resource officer looked up Moon's photo and address and provided it to Edmond detectives who, according to police, showed it to church personnel who made a positive ID that the photo matched the description of the person who walked into the church about 8:15 and made verbal threats, Parks-Schlepp said in a news release.
Moon was a student in Edmond Public Schools from August 2005 through August 2012, and graduated from Edmond Memorial High School last spring, according to the news release.