Suspect In Shooting At Kent State In Custody

Police at Kent State University say a suspect is in custody after gunfire was reported on campus Wednesday night
Police at Kent State University say a suspect is in custody after gunfire was reported on campus Wednesday night

Kent State University says a person suspected of firing a gun on campus has been apprehended, and there’s no longer a threat to anyone at the school.

Campus police say the suspect is in custody at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.

Kent State spokesman Eric Mansfield says the male suspect fired the shot into the ground around 9 p.m. Wednesday near the Bowman Hall academic building.

“We know this was a jarring evening for our students and staff and they behaved greatly, following instructions, as our police followed their protocol, and it’s good to know that he’s in custody, and that our campus is safe again,” says Mansfield.

No injuries were reported.

The university initially advised people across campus to stay put while police searched for the shooter, who was believe to be carrying a silver handgun.

The campus was the site of deadly shootings by Ohio National Guard members during a Vietnam War protest in 1970.

This story includes Material from The Associated Press.

Comments
  • Just_Plain_Jim

    ¿ ” … fired the shot ►into the ground◄ around 9 p.m. Wednesday near the Bowman Hall academic building.”

    Too little details on the event to make more meaningful comment on a threat to public SAFETY .

    Unexpected sounds of gunfire can be annoying , puzzling , etc. but firing one shot into the ground , by itself , does not appear to be a threat to public safety .

    That being said , the police performed properly .