WASHINGTON: An “active shooter” on the loose close to a major US university has been captured by police, Texas A&M college said Monday, as local media reported at least two people were shot.
The university said local law enforcement agents had taken the suspect into custody, but warned its nearly 50,000 students to “continue to avoid the area.”
Local news organization KHOU.com reported that at least two people were shot. Details of their condition were not clear.
Student newspaper, The Eagle, cited reports, caught on police scanners, as saying that two officers were wounded in the attack.
The university initially issued a “Code Maroon” to students at 12:29 pm local time (1729 GMT), and announced the shooter was apprehended 15 minutes later.
The incidents took place around the 200 block of Fidelity Drive, a residential area a few blocks from the sprawling Texas A&M campus.