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News Service

News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

03-16-08

Contact: Jerry Stewart, ISU Police, (515) 294-6762

UPDATE: 2:50 a.m. March 16

ALERT: Person who reportedly had gun found; Willow residents can resume normal activities

AMES, Iowa -- A person who reportedly had a gun in Willow Hall early this morning has been found and is with police.

Residents of Willow Hall can resume their normal activities.

ISU Police responded to a report of a person displaying a gun in Willow Hall at approximately 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Anyone not in Willow Hall is asked to avoid that area of campus.

The person is described as an African American male, approximately 6 feet tall, dressed in a black and white jacket with a white T-shirt and blue jeans. He also has a tattoo on his neck. Call 911 to report information about the suspect.

Upon receiving the report of an armed individual in Willow Hall, officials activated the ISU Alert system, which sends emergency messages to faculty, staff and students via phone messages, text messages and e-mail.

For updates, watch this space.

Hotline

A hotline is staffed at 294-1020.

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Incident timeline, Mar. 16

  • 9:45 a.m.: ISU Police announce that Jawon R. Jackson, 20, of Aurora, Ill., has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident at Willow Hall
  • 2:20 a.m.: Normal activity resumed in Willow Hall
  • 1:58 a.m.: Police found man, who reportedly had been seen with gun, in Willow Hall
  • 1:40 a.m.: ISU Alert sent to students, faculty, staff
  • 1:32 a.m.: Police locate eyewitness in a Willow Hall room and obtain additional information
  • 12:55 a.m: Police receive call from student, notify area law enforcement agencies and immediately respond to scene