Texas A&M says shooter apprehended near campus; residents warned to stay away from area

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Texas A&M says shooter apprehended near campus; residents warned to stay away from area
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 2:49pm


COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station.

College Station police spokeswoman Rhonda Seaton tells CNN multiple people have been shot, including law enforcement, but she doesn’t know the extent of the injuries. Multiple calls to Seaton’s cellphone from The Associated Press have gone straight to voicemail.

The university issued an alert on its website just before 12:30 p.m. Monday warning of an active shooter near the campus football stadium, Kyle Field. The warning tells residents and students to avoid the area.

Seaton says the shooting happened within a block or two of campus sometime before 12:45 p.m. She says police have one suspect in custody.

College Station lies about 90 miles northwest of Houston.

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Registered: 04-07-2002

Again?  :smileysad:


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Registered: 07-26-1999
Here is an update on it from the local news channel. Ugh.

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Registered: 04-07-2002

I heard this morning that the police were there to evict him & he opened fire on them.  Something has to be done.  I know some will feel that their 'rights' are being stepped on, but what about the 'rights' of the rest of us to not worry that some angry idiot is going to open fire with no rhyme or reason?  Just this past weekend, a woman walked into a grocery store in Gig Harbor, WA  (east of Tacoma on the south Sound) and started shooting men because she'd had bad experiences with them in the recent past!  Not the men who were shot, btw.  That was just random! 


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Registered: 08-30-2002

Apparently another mentally ill person who's family knew he was "a ticking time bomb." But of course, nothing could be done to help before he was a danger to himself and others.