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BRIEF: Purdue: ‘No ongoing threat’ after reports of shots fired

Rosemary Regina Sobol (Chicago Tribune (MCT))

One person was in custody following a report of shots fired on the campus of Purdue University in West LaFayette, Ind., according to school officials.

Purdue spokeswoman Liz Evans said she did not have any information about injuries.

“We had a report of shots fired come in about noon from the electrical building,’’ Evans said. She had no other details, but shortly before 1 p.m. the school said there was “no ongoing threat to campus.”

Students were initially told to stay in place until the building was cleared and the area fully searched, Evans said.

Around 12:45 p.m., the electrical engineering building remained closed by police but other campus buildings were open “and the shelter in place order has been lifted,” the school tweeted.

A few minutes later, the school tweeted an all-clear. “No ongoing threat to campus. Resume normal operations. (Electrical Enhgineering) will remain closed.”

The school’s police department had little to say about the incident. A Purdue police spokesman would only say, “We are actively working an incident.”

 

rsobol@tribune.com | Twitter: @RosemarySobol1

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