Active Shooting At Bridgewater College Today – Suspect In Custody

By: Linda Farneth

At approximately 1:20 p.m. this afternoon (February 1, 2022) Virginia State Police assisted Bridgewater College Police and several other agencies responding to a report of an active shooter at Bridgewater College Campus.

According to a press release issued by the college, the initial report came in that two officers had been shot and the armed suspect had fled the scene.

State and local law enforcement immediately responded to the campus and initiated a massive search operation for the suspect.

By 1:55 p.m., the male shooter was taken into police custody.


Town of Bridgewater Police Department, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, City of Harrisonburg Police, Augusta Sheriff’s Office, Town of Dayton Police Department, FBI, and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries all participated in the response with VSP and College police.

Bridgewater college is located in the town of Bridgewater Va. Approximately 128 miles west of Colonial Beach in central Virginia.

Bridgewater is a private liberal-arts college. Bridgewater is the first four-year liberal-arts college in Virginia to allow both men and women to attend the college since it was founded in 1880.

Roughly 2000 students are enrolled at Bridgewater according to the latest reports from Wikipedia.

Currently no other information is available at this time but will be released as soon as it becomes available.

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