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Shooting on Purdue University Campus, one suspect in custody

A shooting was reported on Tuesday just before noon on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette,  Indiana.
A shooting was reported on Tuesday just before noon on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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Purdue University's official Twitter account reports a shooting on campus on Tuesday, and that one suspect has been taken into police custody. There are no reported injuries, and campus police have now issued an "all clear" to students and faculty.

Purdue Campus Police and West Lafayette, Indiana Police have cleared the electrical engineering building and a search of the area continues. Students and faculty have been instructed to shelter in place until further notice.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday the shelter in place order was lifted for all buildings on the Purdue University campus except the electrical engineering building.

In a message to Purdue students and staff earlier, Purdue University stated:

"Shooting reported on campus; Bldg. Electrical Engineering; avoid area; shelter in place; Check www.purdue.edu for updates."

The Journal & Courier reports that two Purdue University students said they heard what sounded like two shots and saw someone who possibly had blood on his or her hands.

As the number of school shootings continue to rise across America, many state and local school officials have turned to the United States Department of Homeland Security for assistance.

Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a tip line was established to report suspicious activity such as crime or terrorism. The tip line is sponsored by the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Marion County Emergency Management, Purdue University, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, and University of Indianapolis.

Anyone with information regarding "suspicious activity" are urged to contact the tip line at 1-877-226-1026. For more information please visit www.in.gov/iifc.

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