Scranton college student arrested for bringing guns, body armor to campus

Friday, October 06, 2017 01:36PM
College student arrested after bringing weapons on campus. Matt O'Donnell from our sister station Action News reports on October 6, 2017.

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania college student has been arrested after police say they found a gun, body armor, 200 rounds of ammunition and a disassembled semi-automatic rifle in his truck.

Twenty-eight-year-old Alexander Barowski of Archbald faces numerous charges after police went to Marywood University in Scranton to investigate reports of a man with a gun in a university building.

A student told police that Barowski had displayed the gun in his waistband Wednesday afternoon. The student said Barowski said he was having a hard time adjusting to life as a college student and other students had been upsetting him.

Police say they found Barowski on campus inside his truck. Officers say Barowski acknowledged taking a loaded gun into the science building but said he had no intention of hurting anyone.

It's unclear if Barowski has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.
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