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Updated: 11/29/2017 11:04:43AM

Man with gun detained at SFSC, arrested

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Kevin McHargue

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Highlands County Sheriff deputies were on scene at South Florida State College's Highlands campus in Avon Park Tuesday after an incident involving a gun on campus. A suspect was apprehended without incident within 10 minutes of the report.

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A Highlands County Sheriff deputy and K9 were on scene at South Florida State College's Highlands campus in Avon Park Tuesday after an incident involving a gun on campus. A suspect was apprehended without incident. The K9 was trying to determine which way the suspect came on campus.

By KIM LEATHERMAN

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AVON PARK — Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies detained a man with a gun on the campus of South Florida State College on Tuesday afternoon. Two people, a man and a woman, were arrested in connection with the incident and no injuries were reported.

A 911 call went out at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday reporting an armed man on campus. Within 10 minutes the suspect, Kevin S. McHargue, 20, of Sebring was disarmed without incident and placed in Sheriff Office’s custody before he could walk off of the campus, according to Public Information Officer Scott Dressel.

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