“There was a ruse set up to get her outside of her workplace,” Hermick told the news station.
Penn State Beaver, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, issued a 3:56 p.m. alert that shots were fired but said the situation was contained.
There was never a threat to the general campus population, Hermick said.
“I know there’s often panic about college campuses and talk about active shooters, but that’s not the situation,” he said. “It appears to be some type of domestic violence issue here.”
About 650 students attend the school, but not many were on campus because it’s finals week, Penn State Beaver spokeswoman April Johnston-Smith said. The campus has been closed for the day, she said.