Arrest made in wake of Wednesday lockdown at GSU

By T. Scott Boatright

An unidentified man is in custody and the Grambling State University campus is deemed safe following a lockdown at the college Wednesday afternoon.

Around 3:29 p.m. this afternoon GSU students and faculty members received a “Shelter in Place” text message because of concerns of a possible armed subject on campus.

Text messages first warned of the subject being a black male in a pink T-shirt before being updated to the subject wearing a hoodie.

The warning was reportedly issued after the Ruston Police Department told the GSU Police Department that the subject might be headed toward campus. The Louisiana State Police was also reported to be involved in the investigation.

Around 5 p.m. GSU students and faculty members were issued the “All Clear” message saying that the subject had been apprehended by a combined effort from the Louisiana State Police and the RPD and was in custody with undetermined charges as of Wednesday night.

The Louisiana State Police has had an increased presence around the GSU campus after a shooting on the campus early in the morning of Oct. 17 following Grambling’s Oct. 16 Homecoming game left one dead and eight injured.

Ahmed Green was arrested in Shreveport on unrelated charges last Friday and the LSP said evidence connected Green to the GSU homecoming shooting.

In that case, Green was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on charges of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. His bond has been set at $4 million.

A message posted on Facebook Wednesday night said, “Grambling State University Police responded to a tip from the Ruston Police Department that a person believed to be armed was approaching campus. Out of an abundance of caution, campus was locked down and Louisiana state police assisted with locating the person of interest. They are now in custody.”

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