MSU officials say no shots were fired; suspect identified

STARKVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi State officials are issuing the "all clear" following Thursday morning's active shooter alert. Classes and normal campus operations will resume at 2pm.

Just before 10:30am, a Maroon Alert was sent to all students telling them to seek shelter immediately after a report of an active shooter near Carpenter Hall and Lee Hall. A short time later, a suspect was taken into custody near McCool Hall. All three of those buildings are adjacent to the campus' Drill Field.

Officials now say despite the report of an active shooter, no shots were ever fired on campus.

As a precaution, all schools in Starkville-Oktibbeha Co. School District were also put on lockdown during the incident.

According to tweets from student newspaper Reflector Online, MSU President Keenum confirmed that the suspect, freshman Bill Nguyen from Madison, Mississippi, threatened suicide and to harm other students on campus. No gun was present.

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