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Shooting reported at Purdue University

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Posted at 2:09 PM, Jan 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-21 14:09:03-05

(CNN) — A suspect was in custody after a reported shooting on the campus of Purdue University, posts on the school’s official Twitter account said Tuesday afternoon.

The posts asked people on campus to “shelter in place” after the shooting, which the university said happened at or near an electrical engineering building. Police were searching the area.

The university, in West Lafayette, Indiana, didn’t immediately release further details.

A Purdue student, Brad Glusvewski, told CNN that the university warned students of the reported shooting by text message around 12:20 p.m. ET. Glusvewski, 24, said he and about 15 other people were staying inside the on-campus building where they were when they heard the report.

The university had more than 30,000 undergraduate students last school year.

CNN’s Deanna Hackney and Shawn Nottingham contributed to this report.

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