Published On: Wed, Apr 17th, 2019

Armed woman accused of Denver school threats ‘found dead’

An 18-year-old woman suspected of making threats to Denver-area schools has been found dead, US media report.

Sol Pais was reportedly obsessed with the 1999 Columbine high school massacre, in which two teenagers murdered 12 students and a teacher.

The alleged threat led to school closures for half a million students and a manhunt for the Florida woman.

She allegedly travelled to the state and bought a shotgun ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

The FBI tweeted on Wednesday there was no longer a threat to the community.

It was not immediately clear how she died or whether any shots were fired in the operation, which saw nearly 30 armed officers swarm the woods near the Echo Park Campground in the Arapaho National Forest, CBS News reports.

The Echo Lake Lodge, nearby to where she was reportedly found, does not open until late May due to weather.

Witnesses told local media that she was seen running naked and armed with a gun in the area earlier on Wednesday.

The suspect’s family had urged her to turn herself in as authorities launched a manhunt.

US schools close as armed woman hunted

“It’s like a bad dream. We don’t know. We don’t have any ideas,” her father told CBS News in Miami.

According to the news outlet, more than 130 schools in and around Denver had closed as officials searched for her.

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Armed woman accused of Denver school threats ‘found dead’