Ottawa University students and staff were evacuated this morning after as police detained a trespasser. The man reportedly had two handguns in his car.
Two guns were found inside a man’s car after he was detained for trespassing at the Ottawa University campus in Surprise on Tuesday morning.
According to police Sgt. Tim Klarkowski, officers responded to the Ottawa University campus near Greenway Road and Civic Center Drive after receiving reports of a trespasser who was “behaving suspiciously.”
Police were able to detain him without incident. During their investigation, police found at least two handguns inside his vehicle.
Sgt. Klarkowski said that the university’s student and staff were evacuated out of an abundance of caution while authorities swept the campus for any potential all threats.
The unidentified suspect was charged with misdemeanor trespassing. Police are still investigating why the man was on campus.
That is all the information available at this time.
Ottawa University is a private, non-profit, Christian liberal arts university in Ottawa, Kansas, United States. It was founded in 1865 and is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. Ottawa has approximately 600 students on its residential campus in Ottawa, with about 7,000 students across all of its campuses and online.