UPDATE: Officials at Mississippi State University have issued an all clear
The following is an update from The Associated Press (10:55 a.m.):
JACKSON, Miss. (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.
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Original Story from WJTV:
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WJTV) — There are reports of an active shooter at Carpenter Hall at Mississippi State University.
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”. The also tweeted that the suspected shooter is in custody.
We are working to get more information.