King’s College has just released the following statement to the campus community and local media:

King’s College is aware of the incident that took place off campus in a nearby building on North River Street. The College and Campus Safety and Security has been fully cooperating with the Wilkes-Barre Police Department and local law enforcement. The situation was contained by law enforcement, and the College recently received word that the situation had been cleared.

The William G. McGowan School of Business, located on the corner of North River and Union Streets and closest to the incident, was locked down and classes suspended in the building. Students were safely evacuated from McGowan. Classes remained in session in other buildings and may resume in McGowan at 1:25 p.m.

The College was debriefed by local law enforcement on scene who had indicated there was no reason to lock down the entire campus as the incident was contained, and campus was deemed safe. College administration closely monitored the situation and will continue to communicate with local law enforcement.