UPDATE: 11:58 p.m. The suspect has been apprehended off campus and police say there is no longer a threat, according to an alert from the university.
UPDATE: 11:44 p.m. - The Business Administration Building has been evacuated, according to an alert from the university.
UPDATE: 11:39 p.m. - The suspect is still at large but not believed to be on campus, according to university spokesman Eric Mansfield in a news conference.
UPDATE: 10:59 p.m. - The shelter-in-place advisory for Kent State has been lifted, according to an alert from the university. The Business Administration Building is still being evacuated, according to police scanner traffic.
Kent State University police are investigating reports of a shot fired near Bowman Hall in Kent and advising people to seek shelter in place until further notice, according to a text message alert sent out at 8:49 p.m.
University spokesman Eric Mansfield said police are searching for a black male in dark basketball shorts carrying a silver handgun.
Mansfield said one bullet was fired into the ground. There were no other shots and no one was injured.
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