Officials began searching the area for possible suspects, including a portion of KSU’s campus, police said. School officials were notified of the search and placed the university on lockdown as a precaution.
A tweet sent out by KSU Emergency Management instructed students and faculty to avoid Busbee Parkway between Frey and Chastain roads while the search was underway. In a second message, university officials warned students to stay inside and lock any doors and windows, cautioning of “potentially armed suspects on campus.”
There was a large police presence on campus during the search, and one KSU officer was seen carrying a rifle outside a dormitory as students looked on from their balconies. The lockdown was lifted shortly after 6 p.m. when one suspect was taken into custody, police and school officials said.
KSU issued an all-clear following the arrest, saying there was no longer a credible threat on campus and instructing faculty and staff to resume normal operations.
Cobb police are yet to release the suspect’s identity or charges he or she will face.
During the manhunt, Twitter users shared an email sent from a nearby apartment complex warning residents to stay inside following the “gun-related incident.”
“Please shelter in place and call 911 if you see any suspicious persons or activity.”
The email entails.