Armed Man Arrested on VSU Campus

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ETTRICK, Va. (WRIC)—A man has been
arrested for carrying a gun on the Virginia State University campus on
Wednesday morning.

Around 11 a.m. on Feb. 19, VSU
Police received a report of an individual walking through the campus with a gun
visible. Officers responded immediately and apprehended two male non-students matching
the suspect's description at approximately 11:10 a.m.

One of the individuals was carrying
a weapon, and will be charged in Chesterfield County with carrying a weapon on
university property and carrying a concealed weapon. Police are not releasing
his identity at this time.

Because there was such a brief
period between the time police received the call and the two individuals were
apprehended, the school was not placed on lockdown and no emergency notification
was issued.

Tom Reed, the university's director
of public relations and marketing, said in an email, “VSU Police commends its
students for their vigilance and taking immediate action in alerting the police
to the incident.”


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