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