Arkansas State University in Jonesboro tweeted Thursday afternoon an active shooter has been spotted at the student union on its campus. A-State said in its tweet at 1:35 p.m., “Everyone should evacuate to the west side of the building and clear the area.”
UPDATE 3:50 pm: Police apprehended the shooter without incident – no other details available at this time.
Channel 7 News has learned students are getting Campus Alert text messages that say, “Man with weapon is on east side of student union. Campus lock down immediately.”
Another tweet sent by Arkansas State at 1:48 p.m. said an individual with a weapon has been surrounded by police. No shots have been fired and there have been no reported injuries, according to the tweet.