'All Clear' Given At Wash U. After Alert Of Armed Person On Campus
Updated at 4:40 p.m. with all-clear given by campus authorities
Washington University students and staff were given the all-clear Thursday afternoon, about an hour after an alert about an armed person on the university's Danforth Campus.
The first alert was sent at around 3:15 and told students, faculty and staff on campus to hide and barricade themselves in a room until further notice. Any students not on campus were told to stay away. At around 4:25, the university said the "person in question has been located and there is no active threat related to this incident."
ALL CLEAR. The person in question has been located and there is no active threat related to this incident. You may resume normal activity.— WashU Emergency Management (@WashUReady) June 3, 2021
A Washington University Police Department spokesperson said a student reported seeing someone on campus with what looked like a gun. Officers located the person and determined it was not a gun.
The alert said the university will provide updates at emergency.wustl.edu when they become available.
Sam Clancy is a digital producer for 5 On Your Side, a news partner of St. Louis Public Radio.
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