BEDFORD (CBS) – A woman who allegedly threatened to “shoot a random person” on Facebook was located in Bedford Monday evening.

Police say Sarah Curran, 32, from North Reading was pulled over on Route 62 in Bedford after an officer spotted her gray Jeep Cherokee. No gun was located when her car and clothing were searched by officers. Police say she was transported to Lahey Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Earlier in the day, police say a person connected with Curran on Facebook alerted police in Merrimack, New Hampshire to a post on Curran’s page. The post allegedly referenced firearms and used the phrase “lone wolf.” Police believed that the writer may have intended to harm others.

car2 Woman Who Allegedly Threatened To Shoot A Random Person Located

Sarah Curran’s Jeep was located in Bedford (WBZ-TV)

Merrimack Police traced Curran’s cell phone and alerted police in Burlington, Massachusetts that it had pinged in their area. That caused Burlington schools to temporarily to go into lockout mode.

From there, the phone pinged in several different towns until Curran was finally located in Bedford.

Police say Curran may have been living out of her car. It was picked up by relatives living in the area.

The incident is under investigation. As of now, she does not face any charges.


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