Suspect Taken into Custody After Reports of Shooter at Bridgewater College

Police have taken a suspect in custody amid reports of an active shooter in the campus of Bridgewater College in Virginia on Feb. 1.

“An individual is in police custody. Situation is still ongoing. Continue to shelter where you are,” the private liberal arts college said on Twitter.

Harrisonburg Daily News-Record released a photo of a group of about 10 armed law enforcement officers appearing to take a man into custody who laid face down on the ground.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin confirmed that police has taken the suspected shooter in custody.

“I have been briefed on the situation at Bridgewater College. The shooter is in custody and state and local police are on the scene. I will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with law enforcement,” Youngkin said on Twitter.

At least two officers had been shot, according to a tweet from the college.

The college first issued a series of warnings on Twitter before 1:30 p.m., urging people at the campus to shelter in place.

An investigation is ongoing, according to the college.

The town of Bridgewater has also asked its residents to stay where they are.

The shooting comes several hours after reported bomb threats at three historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — Morgan State University, Howard University, and the University of the District of Columbia.

There is no known connection between the shooting situation at Bridgewater College and the bomb threats made against HBCUs.


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