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Violent Threat in Lakewood Doesn't Appear to Be Credible: Authorities

'The Sheriff's Department has told Lakewood city officials that they do NOT believe the threat is credible,' a press statement said.

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Officials said a social media post circulating online threatening violence in Lakewood does not appear to be credible.

Multiple social media users shared a post on Sunday alleging a Lakewood resident threatened to commit violence in the city.

The Lakewood Sheriff's Department said they were aware of the post and of the person who allegedly made it. "The Sheriff's Department has told Lakewood city officials that they do NOT believe the threat is credible," a press statement said.

"However, the Sheriff's Department is taking all steps to quickly address the threat and the person who may have made the social media post, who may or may not be the person identified in the post."

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Screenshot of widely shared post about Lakewood threat.

Authorities later said that during the course of the investigation, the post was determined to be a possible SWATTING incident against the person named in the post. 

"The person was cooperative with deputies during the investigation. At this time, the person named in the post is not a suspect of this investigation."

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