Mississippi State: Campus gunman arrested, no one wounded

STARKVILLE, MS (WJTV/AP) – Authorities at Mississippi State University say they have arrested a person who reportedly was carrying a gun on campus and that no injuries have been reported.

MSU spokesman Sid Salter told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday that the person had been arrested. He declined to give any further information.

The university had issued an online alert shortly after 10 a.m. saying a gunman had been reported near Carpenter Hall, which houses MSU’s mechanical engineering department and overlooks the Drill Field at the heart of the 20,000-student university in Starkville.

The gunman was later reported near Lee Hall, the university’s main administration building.

MSU advised students to remain sheltered even after it reported the person’s arrest. The school said on Twitter that classes were suspended until 2 p.m.

The school tweeted about the incident on their Maroon Alert Twitter account.

The tweet said, “Active shooter reported at Carpenter Hall. Last seen in vicinity of Lee hall. Seek Safety immediately”. They also tweeted that the suspected shooter is in custody and that no one was hurt.

WJTV was told that all Starkville-Oktibbeha Schools in the district are on lockdown at this time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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