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News from the Polson Police Department 

POLSON — On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 23, law enforcement were notified about an individual making vague threats of violence, identified as Linde Lambson. 

“The Polson Police Department takes all threats of violence seriously and began investigating the incident,” the Polson Police Department states. 

By Sunday night, Polson officers discovered specific threats of violence, specifically, Lambson’s desire to conduct a mass shooting at Cherry Valley Elementary School. It was also revealed that Lambson was currently in Florida. On Monday, the Polson Police Department notified the Polson School District administrators, the Lake County Sherriff’s Office Polson School Resource Officer and the Miami Beach Police Department. On Tuesday morning, the Miami Beach Police Department had Lambson in custody. “It is our understanding that Lambson was taken into custody without incident,” states the Polson Police Department. “The MBPD obtained a confession from Lambson, and he was subsequently arrested for the threats of violence. While this is an active investigation, there is no ongoing threat of violence from this incident and no one was hurt during this incident.”

Chief Wade Nash said: “First, I would like to thank the citizens that came forward with the communicated threats to our schools. Secondly, I would like to thank our partners with the Polson School District, Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Miami Beach Police Department. While the threat was not immediate, due to the suspect’s location, it was gravely concerning, and thanks to everyone involved, it came to a peaceful resolution.” 


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