St. John’s University campus police captured a man carrying a rifle in his bag at about 2:30 this afternoon. No one was injured and no shots were fired. The NYPD locked down the campus and is searching for a possible second suspect.
The university released the following statement:
A male with a rifle in a bag was apprehended on St. John’s Queens campus today. Public Safety officers quickly disarmed the suspect and have turned him over to NYPD. In response to the apprehension of a male with a rifle on our Queens campus, St. John’s University has canceled classes for the remainder of today, Wednesday, September 26. The NYPD is in control of the situation and is continuing its investigation of this incident. As part of their investigation, a large number of uniformed NYPD officers will be conducting a building by building search.