An Indiana University law student suspected of firing shots outside of an apartment building on Bloomington's southwestside today is in custody, police said.
Jesse Sneed, 27, Wood River, Ill.,is charged with criminal recklessness with a weapon. He was arrested about 8:15 a.m. when he tried to sneak out of the building and drive away in a vehicle, police said. Police officers secured the scene about 11:30 a.m.
An IU spokeswoman said Sneed was a law student.
Bloomington police had surrounded the apartment building at Second Street and Landmark Avenue earlier after reports of a man firing shots from a balcony. A nearby school was put on lockdown as a precaution during the incident, and area businesses and neighbors were told to lock their doors and remain inside.
Police found two high-powered rifles on the apartment building roof -- an AK-47 and an AR-15.
No one was hurt in the incident.
Police Sgt. Faron Lake said the man fired a rifle numerous times, then went back inside an apartment. Police Capt. Joe Qualters says officers tried to establish communication with the man.
The apartment is about a mile southwest of downtown Bloomington and the Indiana University campus.