Authorities arrest suspect in 'active shooter' call south of Chadron State College
CHADRON, Neb. - Authorities arrested a suspect accused firing shots from a semi-automatic rifle south of Chadron State College and leading law enforcement on a four-hour manhunt Friday night.
The Chadron Police Department responded to the college in Dawes County at approximately 6 p.m. Friday night. Authorities said they were looking for an armed gunman with dark clothing in the "C-Hill" area south of the college.
Authorities were tracking the suspect through trees and hills near the 2600 block of Maple Street at 10 p.m. The manhunt advanced as far east as the Ridgeview Drive area. The gunman was eventually apprehended shortly after 10 p.m. along South Maple Street and lodged into Dawes County Jail. The weapon was also recovered.
The State Patrol asked Chadron residents to shelter in place and lock doors until the situation was resolved. Chadron State College locked down a little after 7 p.m.
No injuries were reported. Chadron radio station KCSR/KBPY reported there was no evidence of the gunman shooting in the direction of people.
The Nebraska State Patrol, NSP SWAT, and Dawes County Sheriff's office also responded to the scene.
Earlier in the day, the Chadron Police Department was looking for a man accused of an armed robbery at the Chadron Federal Credit Union Bank at about 2:40 p.m. The suspect was considered armed and dangerous. He was described as a white man with a trimmed beard and mustache. He was wearing an olive green hoodie and olive green cap with a yellow patch on it. However, it was determined the two incidents are not related and the accused bank robber remains at-large.
More details were expected to be released Saturday morning.