Armed man arrested at Arkansas State University; no shots

11 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Armed man arrested at Arkansas State University; no shots.

JONESBORO, Ark. The scare comes just a week after California man Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik opened fire on a holiday gathering of Farook’s colleagues, killing 14 people, apparently in the name of Islamic State. — An armed man who had posted on Facebook that he was homicidal drove onto the Arkansas State University campus Thursday, sparking a lockdown before police took him into custody without any shots fired, university and police officials said. Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott said Brad Kenneth Bartelt, 47, of Jonesboro, had a 12-gauge shotgun and containers of gasoline and propane with him when he drove his truck onto a plaza east of the student union.

A day earlier, officers went to Bartelt’s home after receiving a call about a Facebook post where he said he was “suicidal and now homicidal.” In the post, Bartelt referred to an incident with the Social Security administration. The chief said that, when he arrived, Bartelt was sitting in the truck with his foot out the window and the shotgun visible, yelling something inaudible.

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