Police identify man who brought firearm onto BGSU campus

BOWLING GREEN — Police in Bowling Green have released the identity of the suspect that was taken into custody after having a firearm on Bowling Green State University’s campus today.

On Sunday evening, Bowling Green spokesperson confirmed to our news partners at WTOL 11, that Daniel Patrick Seymour, 39, was the suspect in custody.

Earlier today tweets were sent from the university stating that students should shelter-in-place and not approach if they see the person.

A short time later, the university followed up with a tweet stating that a person has been taken into custody.

BGSU said Seymour is neither a student nor faculty or staff member a the university. He was booked at the Wood County Jail and being criminally charged with inducing panic.

BGSU’s Policy on Firearms, Deadly Weapons, and Dangerous Ordinance states that “no person shall possess, store or use a firearm, deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance as defined in the Ohio Revised Code, in and/or on university owned, rented and/or sponsored property except where specifically permitted.”