Arkansas State Leader Praises Campus Strength

Dec 11, 2015

Credit Arkansas State University

The chancellor at Arkansas State University is praising the community's response after an armed man drove onto campus and prompted an hours-long lockdown until he surrendered.
 
Chancellor Tim Hudson issued a statement Friday morning commending the strength of first responders, students and staff after Thursday's incident. He ended the statement: "Together we rise; together we thrive."
 
Jonesboro police say 47-year-old Brad Kenneth Bartelt had a 12-gauge shotgun and containers of gasoline and propane with him when he drove his truck onto a plaza east of the student union. He eventually surrendered and no one was hurt.
 
Bartelt remains in the Craighead County jail Friday on a preliminary charge of aggravated assault.
 
Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott says Bartelt never pointed his gun at officers.