Suspected Shooter At Mississippi State University Campus Taken In Custody

Students and faculty at the Mississippi State University campus in Oktibbeha County, in central Mississippi, were in for a harrowing time after a suspected shooter was spotted inside the campus. According to the New York Daily News, reports of the shooter inside the campus emerged at around 10:25 a.m., local time, when a message was posted on the University website asking people to seek shelter. The official “Maroon Alert” account of the Mississippi State University also tweeted about the sighting of an “active shooter” in the campus.

Here are the series of tweets that were sent out by the account.

It was followed by another set of tweets that confirmed that no shots were fired yet and that the shooter was taken into custody. Still, it asked people to seek shelter.

That was followed by a tweet which said no injuries were reported. Mississippi State University officials also asked people inside the campus to stay inside buildings until further notice. People on their way to the campus were told to stay away. Others were advised not to leave their classrooms or attempt going near vehicles. Classes also remained suspended until 2 p.m., local time.

A sense of relief prevailed after it was made clear that the campus was safe and that normal operations would start after 2 p.m.

At the time of publishing this article, there have been no details regarding the identity of the potential gunman at the Mississippi State University. Photos showing him being taken into custody have been posted online.

We will update this story as and when new information comes in.

[Image Via Mississippi State University Alumni]