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Man released on bond after being arrested for carrying weapons on BGSU campus

Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.(WTVG)
Published: Apr. 18, 2021 at 2:10 PM EDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WTVG) - Daniel Patrick Seymour, 39, made his first court appearance Monday morning after he was arrested for allegedly carrying weapons on the campus of Bowling Green State University on Sunday.

Seymour requested a continuance to consult an attorney. He was released on an own-recognizance bond and ordered to not possess firearms during this time. He is scheduled to return to court on May 3.

ORIGINAL STORY

Officials with Bowling Green State University issued an all-clear following a shelter in place alert for an armed man spotted on campus earlier Sunday.

According to the initial alert, the subject was a white male wearing a black hoodie with an American flag on the back, jeans, and a black hat. An updated alert about half an hour later said that the subject had been identified and located.

Late Sunday afternoon, the university released a statement explaining what happened:

“Just before 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, the Bowling Green State University Police Department was notified of a male with a firearm walking outside on the BGSU main campus. BGSU Police immediately issued an alert to the campus community to shelter in place, per the University’s safety protocols. Within minutes, the individual was located and identified by the BGSU Police Department. This was not an active shooting; there were no injuries or shots fired. The individual is currently in police custody and is being criminally charged with inducing panic. The individual is not a BGSU student, faculty or staff member. The investigation is ongoing. BGSU Police report there is no current threat to the campus community.”

A media spokesperson for the university confirms the suspect is Daniel Patrick Seymour, 39. He was booked in the Wood County Jail and is charged with inducing panic. Seymour is scheduled to face a judge tomorrow.

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