All Clear at Indiana University After Report of Armed Man on Campus

The suspect was located and the reported weapon was identified as an umbrella

An all clear was given after the Southeast campus of Indiana University was placed on lockdown Thursday for reports of an armed man on campus.

The suspect was located, and the reported weapon was identified as an umbrella.

Indiana University Southeast spokeswoman Kendra Barnes said campus police were trying to locate a man reported to have what appeared to be a barrel poking out of a backpack. Barnes says police were unable to immediately confirm the report.

The incident was reported about 12:40 p.m. EDT near the campus life office on the New Albany campus that covers about 180 acres. It has 6,500 students.

The campus police posted on Twitter that they were searching for a white male with a camouflage backpack.

The school declared an emergency on campus via Twitter and directed students and staff to go to the nearest room and lock the door.

"IU Southeast Emergency!" the school tweeted. "An armed person is on campus. Go into nearest room and lock door. Follow instructions from authorities."

The campus remained on lockdown as police investigated the scene.

"Police are searching for white male, approx. 5' 10", wearing light colored shorts and a camouflage backpack," the school tweeted.

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