A male – apparently a 21-year-old – has been arrested on Wednesday afternoon at the Leioa campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) after having entered the university campus armed with a shotgun. He has forced the evacuation of some facilities and the evacuation alarms have sounded, but he has not caused personal injury. Yes, he would have fired at buildings and at a vehicle, according to police sources.
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The Ertzaintza has had to deploy the Intervention, explosives, Rescue units and several patrols. A police helicopter has flown over the area. “There are no injuries to people, but material damage. The Basque Government wishes to send a message of tranquility to the affected people and their families ”, was the first official reaction.
The Leioa y Erandio campus is the main campus of the Basque public university. It is away from the urban area and located on a hill. The events have occurred in the Faculty of Sciences.