ETSU: Suspect captured off-campus after reported assault


JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) –  East Tennessee State University reports a suspect is in custody after a reported assault at the Culp Center Construction site on campus.  

ETSU says the suspect was captured with the assistance of the Johnson City Police Department. 

Around 11:47 a.m. ETSU police said they received a report of an assault at the Culp Center, which is now under renovation. The suspect was captured about an hour later off-campus, according to the campus’ police chief. 

According to ETSU’s official Twitter account reports no shots were fired. The school said it announced the shelter-in-place as the search went on for the suspect. 

ETSU described the suspect as possibly an armed Hispanic male in his mid-20s, wearing a gray t-shirt.

News Channel 11 has a reporter on campus who heard the sirens and announcement. People were asked to stay inside during the search.  

This is a developing story. We will continue to update the story.


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