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Suspect in custody after carrying firearm on Bowling Green State University campus

According to BGSU police, the suspect is in custody.
Credit: WTOL

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — A suspect is in custody after carrying a firearm on the Bowling Green State University campus Sunday afternoon, according to WTOL.

The university warned students on Twitter of a white male wearing a black hoodie with a firearm in the area of Kohl and Carillon.

BGSU told everyone to shelter in place and to not approach the suspect or the area.

A statement from a university spokesperson says that police were able to locate and identify the individual "within minutes". 

BGSU stresses it was not an active shooting situation as no one was injured and no shots were fired.  

The suspect, who BGSU says is neither a student nor faculty or a staff member, is in police custody and is being criminally charged with inducing panic.

In their Policy on Firearms, Deadly Weapons, and Dangerous Ordinance, Bowling Green State University says that with some exceptions, including police and ROTC, "no person shall possess, store or use a firearm, deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance as defined in the Ohio Revised Code, in and/or on university owned, rented and/or sponsored property except where specifically permitted."

According to the policy, CCT permit holders may "may lock firearms in motor vehicles parked on the campus."

BGSU police are still investigating the incident.