/ Modified aug 24, 2022 5:10 p.m.

University of Arizona Police arrest armed man on campus

22-year-old suspect evaded officers for less than an hour.

UAPD Armed Man Arrest An armed suspect sits in the back of a UAPD patrol vehicle, surrounded by officers.
Christopher Conover, AZPM

A 22-year-old man is in custody after bringing a gun onto the University of Arizona campus Wednesday morning, causing a lockdown.

University police say they received reports of a suspicious man in the area of the university union with a gun at 9:42 am.

Officers responded and attempted to make contact with a man matching the description, who tried to evade authorities.

A short foot pursuit ensued, according to UAPD. An email sent to UA students and employees stated that the man was in custody at around 10:30 am, and the all-clear was given shortly thereafter.

The man, Hunter Paddlety, was booked into the Pima County jail on charges of reckless display of a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct and interference or obstruction of an educational institution.

UAPD said Paddlety is not a student at the university.

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