MSU Student Faces Charges of Disorderly Conduct
MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. (WCBI-TV) Mississippi State University student Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen will appear in court to face charges of disorderly conduct.
This is following a Maroon Alert at mid morning on the Starkville campus.
Nygyen, a freshman student from Madison, will be referred to a medical facility for routine mental and psychological evaluation according to MSU Police Chief Vance Rice.
” No shots were fired on campus today,” says MSU President Mark Keenum.
Initial reports came into the MSU Police Department about 10:10 A.M. on the MSU campus about a person with erratic behavior. He was apparently threatening suicide and harm against other people.
A Maroon Alert went out at 10:16 this morning, alerting students and faculty to a possible active shooter on campus.
Per protocol, everyone was asked to shelter in place.
Nguyen was apprehended at 10:26 A.M. near McCool Hall.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Starkville Police Department and the Oktibbeha County EMA worked the scene along with MSU Campus police.
There are no injuries.
The all clear was issued at 10:54 A.M.
All Activity was in the vicinity of Lee Hall, Carpenter Hall and McCool Hall on campus.
Counselors at Mississippi State University are available to all students through the MSU Counseling Center. You can reach the center at 662-325-2091.