Man in custody after threats at Edmond church

Michael Seockjin Moon, 18, was arrested Monday after employees at First Presbyterian Church said a man threatened to kill them. One Edmond school was on lockdown during the search for the suspect.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: March 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm •  Published: March 4, 2013

— 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.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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