MSU officials: Suspect in custody, no shots were fired on campus

Staff Writer
Staff Writer

Mississippi State University officials said the campus will resume normal operations this afternoon press conference around noon Thursday.

The campus was put on lockdown shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday after a freshman student was threatening to commit suicide near the center of campus and threatened others, officials said. The suspect was arrested at 10:26 a.m. without incident, according to MSU President Mark Keenum. The suspect did not have a weapon on him.

MSU spokesperson Sid Salter identified the suspect as Fhu-Qui Cong Nguyen, a freshman from Madison. Salter said he was unsure what charges the student will face at this time. A press release is expected to be issued later this afternoon with more information.

Keenum reiterated that no shots were fired by the suspect and that he did not have a weapon. The president said he was pleased with the response to the incident, which many local law enforcement agencies assisted with.

Classes are set to resume at at 2 p.m. Thursday.