|Dustin Leer, 35, has been arrested for making a terroristic threat. Prior to the Springfield Police Department's involvement in this incident, Leer made a call to a Social Security Administration office at 2143 E. Primrose which included threats of doing harm to college students. This prompted Federal Protection Service agents (a division within the Department of Homeland Security) to respond while also making contact with 911 dispatchers.
Knowing Leer had a scheduled hearing at the Social Security Administration office for revoked benefits, an SPD officer responded to the location and detained Leer for an investigation with the federal authorities. No weapons were found on Leer or in his vehicle.
Incident on Drury University campus
In reference to the separate incident on Drury’s campus: The Springfield Police Department received a call from Drury on October 2, 2013. The SPD was able to make contact with the victim of this incident. It appears to have been a road rage incident where two white males in a vehicle became impatient with the victim trying to find or enter a parking space. It is apparent that one of the white males held up a gun to show he had one (not pointed at the victim) and then they drove away laughing.