UPDATE: Man With Weapon At OSU Mansfield Had Concealed Carry

  • 2/14/2019 4:09:49 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Ohio State University of Mansfield Police have stated that a suspect with a weapon on campus is now in custody. 

A campus text alert was sent out stating that OSU Police are currently at Conard Hall on campus and that a suspect with a weapon is now in custody. The text also stated there is no ongoing threat. Upon arrival, police spoke to the man and determined he had a concealed carry permit and was not a threat to public safety. The man was taken into custody for carrying a weapon in a campus building.

Authorities declined to comment on the scene but said a statement with more information will be available later today. 

That statement can be read in full below:

"Thursday afternoon, witnesses reported a man with a concealed carry weapon on the Ohio State Mansfield campus. Police responded and located the man inside Conard Learning Center at 1650 University Drive. Initial reports indicate no threats were made.

Upon speaking with the individual, police determined he had a concealed carry permit, however, this does not allow him to be inside a campus building with the weapon. The gun was confiscated and he was taken into custody. There is no threat to the Mansfield campus community and information of the arrest was shared via Buckeye Alert.

Due to the ongoing investigation, we do not have additional details to share at this time. The safety of our campus community is our number one priority. Please continue to report suspicious behavior to police and always dial 9-1-1 in emergencies."

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