Homicide suspect near Western Michigan University campus placed in police custody

Posted at 2:44 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 16:33:12-05

(WXYZ) — 3:33 p.m.

The suspect has been placed in police custody, according to a tweet from Western Michigan University's Public Safety Department.

2:30 p.m.

Police are searching for a homicide suspect Friday believed to be near Western Michigan University.

According to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the suspect was on foot north of the campus near West Main Street.

The university asked students and residents to take caution in the area.

Kalamazoo College tweeted that their school is now under lockdown as a result of the search.