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Threat puts Vance social services on lockdown

The Vance County Department of Social Services was on lockdown Wednesday after Henderson police received a tip about potential violence there.

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HENDERSON, N.C. — The Vance County Department of Social Services was on lockdown Wednesday after Henderson police received a tip about potential violence there.

Lt. Chris Ball said officers responded around 2 p.m. to investigate the tip but added that it has not been substantiated.

Vance County social services director Linda Fry said clients were asked to leave the building, at 350 Ruin Creek Road.

Fry could not provide any more information about the tip but said she was told it was received through a local Crime Stoppers.

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