[UPDATE]: Arkansas State has announced, via its Twitter page, that the suspect has been placed in custody and police are investigating the scene. “The east side of the student union remains on lockdown. All other buildings have been released. Campus is closed for the rest of the day,” read a tweet posted at 3:25 p.m. CST. The remainder of the final exams that were to have taken place Thursday have been rescheduled for next Wednesday, December 16.
Original story appears below:
Arkansas State University has sent text messages urging the evacuation of the student union after a report of a man with a gun on campus.
At 1:37 p.m. CST, Arkansas State tweeted, “Report of an active shooter spotted at the student union. Everyone should evacuate to the west side of the building and clear the area.”
Less than fifteen minutes later, the school tweeted, “The individual with a weapon has been surrounded by police. No shots have been fired, no reported injuries.”
University spokesman Bill Smith says the university was placed on lockdown after the man drove onto campus.
Smith says that people were still urged to stay away from the student union.
Jonesboro Police Department spokesman Paul Holmes says the man is in a pickup truck outside the student union.
The university is located in Jonesboro, about 130 miles northeast of Little Rock.