CLARION, Pa. (KDKA) — A heavy police presence is on the scene near Clarion University this morning for an ongoing situation near the school’s stadium.

According to Clarion University, campus police were assisting state police with an “incident near Memorial Stadium.”

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The university posted to their website around 8:30 a.m. that “an individual is in custody” in connection with the off-campus incident, state police said.

The individual was identified as a 29-year-old

University officials shut down Memorial Stadium. They said it would remain closed until the incident was resolved as officials are using the area to clear equipment from the roadway.

Explore Clarion reports the incident began around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Route 322 has reopened after closing.

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Several schools in the area, including the Clarion Area School District, have cancelled classes for Wednesday.

The university says they are monitoring the incident, but don’t believe there’s a threat to the community.


On Facebook, they say: “There is no indication that this incident poses any danger to the campus community. Any social media information that has indicated this incident was an act of violence is false and misleading.”

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