Video: One Person in Custody Amid Active Shooter Report at Virginia College, Two Officers Killed

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Locals around Bridgewater, Virginia, were asked to avoid the liberal arts college on Tuesday amid reports of an active shooter on school grounds. Bridgewater officials promptly responded to the report by announcing a shelter in place order for the entire campus.
Virginia State authorities have taken at least one individual into custody in connection with Tuesday afternoon's active shooter report, according to an update issued via Bridgewater College's official Twitter account.
Law enforcement sources earlier told ABC News that at least one officer suffered gunshot-related injuries during the call; however, new reports indicated that two officers who had been shot had succumbed to their injuries.
A photo captured from the scene by Daniel Lin shows a crowd of armed law enforcement officers approaching the suspect, who is seen lying face-down.
A statement issued by the Virginia State Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Alexander Wyatt Campbell, who has since been charged with two counts of capital murder, one count of first-degree murder and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Campbell is being held without bond at the Rockingham County Jail.
The shelter in place order, which has been lifted for those in the greater Bridgewater area, was first announced around 1:25 p.m., local time.
"Situation is ongoing," read the memo, issued approximately 45 minutes after the incident was first reported. Those on campus were initially asked to remain in place, as authorities were still scouring the scene.
"We have not issued an all clear. Please continue to shelter in place," the college reiterated in a 3:00 p.m. alert.
Virginia State Police officers were assisted by several emergency responders from the area, including the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, Harrisonburg Police Department and emergency personnel from Bridgewater and Augusta, Virginia.
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) was reportedly told about the situation as authorities gathered information on the suspect, who is now in custody. Youngkin, in a statement, said that the detained person had been identified as the "shooter."
"I have been briefed on the situation at Bridgewater College," Youngkin's statement reads. "The shooter is in custody and state and local police are on the scene. I will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with law enforcement."
Bridgewater student Tyler Tabor recounted the recent series of events that reportedly unfolded, noting that he was "traumatized" by the experience.
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