Active Shooter Situation at Bridgewater College, Suspect in Custody


A man was taken into custody by law enforcement following an active shooter alert at Bridgewater College on Tuesday. | Image by Daniel Lin.

One suspect has been taken into custody following an active shooter situation earlier today at Bridgewater College. 

Police took the suspect into custody after reports of an active shooter on campus and a shelter-in-place order at Bridgewater College in Virginia today, February 1. 

At least one officer has been shot, law enforcement officers told ABC News

The school announced via Twitter that a suspect had been taken into custody at 1:08 p.m. local time.

“I have been briefed on the situation at Bridgewater College,” Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin tweeted. “The shooter is in custody and state and local police are on the scene.”

Youngkin said he would continue to monitor the situation alongside law enforcement. 

Bridgewater first alerted students to reports of an active shooter on campus and issued a shelter-in-place order at 12:24 p.m. 

Currently, the shelter-in-place has been lifted for the Bridgewater area, but the college remains locked down as police move through buildings. 

The university has instructed students to remain patient and wait for information. 

Bridgewater College is a private liberal arts college located in Bridgewater, Virginia. 

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