UPDATE: University of Arizona police identify and charge man accused of carrying weapon on campus


Nearly a week after the University of Arizona Police Department arrested a man suspected of carrying a gun on the school’s main campus, the UAPD has identified and charged the suspect. .

According to a UAPD press release, shortly after being taken into custody at the Student Union Memorial Center, the male suspect, 22-year-old Hunter Paddlety, was transferred to the Pima County Jail “for violating of ARS 13-2904A Reckless Display of a Deadly Weapon, ARS 13-2904A Disorderly Conduct and 13-2911A Interference or Obstruction of an Educational Institution.

The UAPD received reports Wednesday morning of a man with a gun on campus near the communications building. Officers responded within seconds and sent out a UAlert to alert people on campus to the ongoing situation. The UAPD pursued the man on foot after he fled and eventually detained him at SUMC.

Following this incident on campus, the UAPD reminded the Tucson community in a press release to take certain protective measures, such as enrolling in UAlert (the messaging system on which situation updates were relayed), downloading the LiveSafe app and following the “if you see, say something, say something” policy.


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