Central State University lockdown lifted, person of interest in custody

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Jun. 11—Central State University police have one individual in custody following a lockdown of the campus Saturday morning that was prompted by a 911 caller reporting what was believed to be an active shooter.

The lockdown has been lifted and the campus is clear, according to officials.

CSU received the 911 call Saturday morning from dispatch, which prompted the university's police department to activate the campus-wide Emergency Alert System, and nearby law enforcement agencies responded to assist, the university said in a statement.

"At this time, the campus is clear and has been deemed safe," the statement reads. "Upon further investigation, it was determined that there was no threat of an active shooter."

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, said CSU Police Chief Stephanie Hill, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

The university tweeted this morning at 9:08 a.m. that the campus was on lockdown and at 11:41 a.m., an official statement was posted stating the lockdown was lifted.

"When we hear things like this, we act immediately to make sure our campus community is safe," said President Jack Thomas. "The university has emergency plans (and) the individuals involved in those plans acted immediately and followed all of our safety protocols."

We'll continue to update this story as we learn more.