Police: Man brought loaded gun on Marywood's campus; bulletproof vest found in car
DUNMORE, Pa. (WOLF) - On Wednesday night, 28-year-old Alexander Barowski, of Archbald, was led out of the Dunmore Police Station.
Barowski is a student at Marywood University.
Barowski is facing several charges including terroristic threats.
Police say this all began 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when they got a call about someone in the Center for Natural Health and Science Building with a semi-automatic handgun.
When they arrived, officers evacuated the building.
Shortly after they were led outside to a 2013 Toyota Tundra where they found Barowski inside his car.
He told officers a gun was in the center console, but originally denied carrying the gun into the building.
Barowski told officers he works at a private security firm and has a license to carry.
Officers searched his car and found several items including a fully loaded handgun, several magazines, rounds of ammunition, as well as a bulletproof vest.
Through later interviews at the station, a classmate of Barowski’s told police he lifted his shirt and showed them a gun a holster.
That student says Barowski then told them it was fully loaded.
This incident scared many on Marywood’s campus.
"I was scared. I mean, I really didn’t know what the situation was or, if anything, until about 20 minutes after we had heard. I was just afraid,” said sophomore Jakob Pepper.
Barowski admitted to taking the gun into the school’s building, which is illegal.
He also admitted to having suicidal thoughts but said he didn’t have any intention to hurt anyone else.