MSU spokesman Sid Salter told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday that the person had been arrested. He declined to give any further information.
Suspected shooter in custody. Seek safety until further notice— MSU Maroon Alert (@maroonalert) August 27, 2015
No injuries reported at this time. They is no report at this time of any shots that have been fired.— MSU Maroon Alert (@maroonalert) August 27, 2015
The university had issued an online alert shortly after 10 a.m. saying a gunman had been reported near Carpenter Hall, which houses MSU's mechanical engineering department and overlooks the Drill Field at the heart of the 20,000-student university in Starkville. The gunman was later reported near Lee Hall, the university's main administration building.
Active shooter reported at Carpenter hall. Last seen in vicinity of Lee hall. Seek Safety immediately— MSU Maroon Alert (@maroonalert) August 27, 2015
MSU advised students to remain sheltered even after it reported the person's arrest. The school said on Twitter that classes were suspended until 2 p.m.