DPS declares no threat to campus

This story has been updated since its original publication Oct. 27


The Truman State University Department of Public Safety made a post to its social media accounts Sunday night stating that there was no threat to campus after an armed man was arrested near the University. 

The social media post states that the Kirksville Police Department made a felony traffic stop on a street near campus that resulted in an armed suspect being arrested. The post concluded by restating there is no current threat to campus.

According to a statement from the Kirksville Police Department released the following morning, KPD officers conducted a traffic stop at the 300 block of West Patterson Street around 9:40 p.m. The officers observed Douglas Garrett of Hurdland, Missouri, in the vehicle with a handgun. Garrett began negotiating his surrender, and after about 20 minutes of negotiation officers took him into custody.

According to the statement, Garrett is the primary suspect in a shooting that occurred Oct. 23 at the 1200 block of South Baird Street.