Man with gun arrested inside building on UK Campus

Lester Mason
November 28, 2017

A University of Kentucky employee called police Monday afternoon when he saw a man walking into the Buell Armory with a gun, according to the university.

Diontre Davis was seen carrying a gun into Buell Armory, which is near the Student Center and Administration Building off South Limestone Street. Capilouto also said Davis is from Texas and officers have been watching him since that investigation.

Capilouto said a UK Alert was not issued since the situation was handled quickly.

Capilouto also revealed that UK Police had been keeping an eye on Davis since last spring after a student filed a complaint about social media reports he was allegedly posting. UK Chief of Police say they were very aware of Mr. Davis and had been for months.

Davis is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening. The email said that more charges will likely be filed.

"I want to applaud the responsiveness of our UK Police Department, who acted with tremendous skill and speed to a unsafe situation", Capilouto said. "Campus safety is everyone's responsibility".

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