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The Latest: Arkansas State University chancellor praises community response after campus scare

  • This booking photo released by the Craighead County Sheriff's Office shows Brad Kenneth Bartelt, 47, who was arrested Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, and charged with aggravated assault. Bartlet, who had posted on Facebook that he was homicidal, drove onto the Arkansas State University campus Thursday armed with a 12-gauge shotgun and containers of gasoline and propane, sparked a lockdown before police took him into custody without any shots fired, university and police officials said. (Craighead County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This booking photo released by the Craighead County Sheriff's Office shows Brad Kenneth Bartelt, 47, who was arrested Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, and charged with aggravated assault. Bartlet, who had posted on Facebook that he was homicidal, drove onto the Arkansas State University campus Thursday armed with a 12-gauge shotgun and containers of gasoline and propane, sparked a lockdown before police took him into custody without any shots fired, university and police officials said. (Craighead County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Officials stand by the University Loop and Aggie Road intersection Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, Ark. An armed man who had posted on Facebook that he was homicidal drove onto the campus Thursday, sparking a lockdown before police took him into custody, university and police officials said. (Staci Vandagriff/The Jonesboro Sun via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Officials stand by the University Loop and Aggie Road intersection Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, Ark. An armed man who had posted on Facebook that he was homicidal drove onto the campus Thursday, sparking a lockdown before police took him into custody, university and police officials said. (Staci Vandagriff/The Jonesboro Sun via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

The latest on a Thursday incident at Arkansas State University in which an armed man drove onto campus, prompting a lockdown (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

The chancellor at Arkansas State University is praising the community's response after an armed man drove onto campus and prompted an hourslong lockdown until he surrendered.

Chancellor Tim Hudson issued a statement Friday morning commending the strength of first responders, students and staff after Thursday's incident. He ended the statement: "Together we rise; together we thrive."

Jonesboro police say 47-year-old Brad Kenneth Bartelt had a 12-gauge shotgun and containers of gasoline and propane with him when he drove his truck onto a plaza east of the student union. He eventually surrendered and no one was hurt.

Bartelt remains in the Craighead County jail Friday on a preliminary charge of aggravated assault.

Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott says Bartelt never pointed his gun at officers.