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Purdue University: One in custody following shooting report

Updated January 21, 2014 2:10 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A spokesman for Purdue University tells CBS News one person has been taken into custody in connection with a shooting reported on the school's campus in West Lafayette, Ind. Tuesday.

CBS affiliate WLFI reports that one person was shot in the incident. The condition of that person is unknown.

A shelter-in-place order was lifted around 1:40 p.m., and university officials tweeted that there was "no ongoing threat" to the campus.

The incident was first reported just before 12:30 p.m. via a tweet from the university's Twitter account, which read, “Shooting reported on campus. Bldg Electrical Engineering; Avoid area; Shelter in place."

The university tweeted shortly after 12:30 p.m. that the building had been cleared by police and authorities were continuing to search the area.

The electrical engineering building remained closed shortly before 2 p.m., according to the university's Twitter account.

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