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Campus police at TSU wrestle down gunman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Campus police at Tennessee State University have arrested a suspect after a student was threatened with a gun.

A TSU officer confronted a suspect Tuesday evening and wrestled him to the ground when he produced a handgun, reported WSMV-TV.

Backup officers arrived to find Lt. Phillip Beene and the suspect wrestling for control of the gun. No shots were fired. Police arrested 20-year-old Steven Sheppard of Nashville.

Police said the weapon Sheppard had was stolen.

John Cross, director of strategic communications at TSU, said Wednesday police were still investigating what Sheppard was doing on campus and said he was not a student.

Beene was treated for bumps and bruises.

Information from: WSMV-TV,

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