A suspected gunman is in custody after reports of an active shooter at Mississippi State University in Starkville, the university said via its alert system Thursday.
The latest alert said: “Suspected shooter in custody. Seek safety until further notice.”
There were no reports of any gunshots being fired, the university said.
Mississippi State issued an all-clear less than an hour after the initial alert. Classes are suspended until 2 p.m., at which time campus operations will resume as normal, the university said.
However, even after the all-clear was given, new tweets from students claimed gunshots were being heard.
“Thought we were in the clear, but everyone started running across campus,” one Twitter user said. “No one knows what’s going on on campus so please pray for MSU.”
The university’s alert system denied there were additional reports of danger and urged students to remain calm.
Hannah Jordan, an MSU student, said she saw people jumping out of windows at the building where the incident had been reported.
From her vantage point in a nearby building, she saw police pull a man outside and handcuff him.
“I didn’t see a gun at all or ever hear any shots,” she said.