The Latest: Person of interest in lockdown identified

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Posted: Jun 20, 2016 8:45 PM

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on lockdown at Detroit city hall after man goes through security with what appears to be a handgun in a briefcase (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

A man caught on surveillance photos about the time another man made it through security at two adjacent buildings housing courtrooms and Detroit city hall with what might have been a handgun in a briefcase no longer is considered a person of interest.

Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says in a release Monday evening that the man in the photos was identified and interviewed by investigators. The investigation remains open.

The Coleman A. Young Municipal Center was on lockdown Monday while police searched for the man who was allowed inside before guards realized he might have a gun. An X-ray scan appears to show a revolver in his briefcase.

Police Chief James Craig said there was no "active shooter" or any specific threat.

A private company handles security at the checkpoint.

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5:10 p.m.

Officials plan to meet with a private company in charge of security at adjacent buildings housing Detroit City Hall and some county courtrooms after a man made it through with what authorities say may have been a handgun in a small briefcase.

Sgt. Michael Woody says Detroit police will speak Tuesday with representatives for Securitas to go over emergency plans.

Police gave the all-clear about 3 p.m. Monday, hours after the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center was placed on lockdown while police searched for the man who was allowed inside before guards realized he might have a gun.

Surveillance photos of the man and an X-ray scan that appears to show a revolver in his briefcase were released, but the man was not found. Woody says police still were trying to identify him.

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4:20 p.m.

Police have cleared adjacent buildings that house Detroit City Hall and some county courtrooms after a man entered them with what might have been a handgun in a small briefcase.

The man was not found Monday among workers and visitors at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.

Police gave the all-clear about 3 p.m. Monday, hours after building was placed on lockdown while police searched for the man who was allowed inside before guards realized he might have a gun. Police released surveillance photos of the man and an X-ray scan that appears to show a revolver in his briefcase.

Police Chief James Craig said there is no "active shooter" or any specific threat.

A private company handles security at the checkpoint.

Detroit city offices were ordered closed for the day Monday.

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1:45 p.m.

The mayor's office says Detroit's City Hall will be closed for the rest of the day after a man entered an adjacent county court building with what might have been a handgun in a small briefcase.

Mayor Mike Duggan's office says normal operations are expected to resume Tuesday at city offices in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.

The building was placed on lockdown Monday morning while police searched for the man who was allowed inside before guards realized he might have a gun.

Police released surveillance photos of the man and an X-ray-scan that appears to show a revolver in his briefcase.

Police Chief James Craig says there is no "active shooter" or any specific threat.

A private company handles security at the checkpoint.

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10:45 a.m.

Authorities have locked down Detroit city hall and an adjacent county building while police search for a man who might have a gun.

Police Chief James Craig says there's no "active shooter" or any specific threat, but that an image of what could be a gun was spotted after a bag passed through a security machine Monday.

Craig says police are looking for a white man in a dark suit.

Spokesman Dan Austin says Mayor Mike Duggan is not at city hall. The building is formally known as the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.

City hall and a county building are connected with a common lobby. There are courtrooms and other public offices on the Wayne County side.