BGSU statement on update to April 18 BGAlert

April 18, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – On behalf of Bowling Green State University, Alex Solis, deputy chief of staff and University spokesperson, issued the following statement regarding the BGAlert sent to the campus community on April 18.

“Just before 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, the Bowling Green State University Police Department was notified of a male with a firearm walking outside on the BGSU main campus. BGSU Police immediately issued an alert to the campus community to shelter in place, per the University’s safety protocols. Within minutes, the individual was located and identified by the BGSU Police Department. This was not an active shooting; there were no injuries or shots fired. The individual is currently in police custody and is being criminally charged with inducing panic. The individual is not a BGSU student, faculty or staff member. The investigation is ongoing. BGSU Police report there is no current threat to the campus community.”

Updated: 04/19/2021 09:52AM