Man walking around VSU campus with gun arrested

Posted at 12:34 PM, Feb 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-19 13:11:53-05

ETTRICK, Va. (WTVR) — A man has been arrested after a scare on Virginia State University’s campus Wednesday.

Tom Reed, VSU’s marketing director, said campus police received a report about a man walking around campus with a gun around 11 a.m.

Officers detained two men who Reed said were not students at 11:10 a.m. One of the men was carrying a weapon.

The suspect, whose identity is not yet being released, will be charged in Chesterfield County with carrying a weapon on university property and carrying a concealed weapon.

Additionally, Reed said the campus was not put on lockdown because of the short time between the police receiving the tip and the individuals being apprehended.

“VSU police commends its students for their vigilance and taking immediate action in alerting the police to the incident,” Reed said.