ST. LOUIS (AP) — Saint Louis University officials say a lockdown after reports of a suspicious man on campus and possible shots fired was a false alarm and a student questioned by police was carrying a toy gun.
The private, Catholic university issued an alert to students shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, telling them to shelter in place. The school relocated students from a residence hall near the reported threat to a recreation center.
Officials questions a person of interest and it was determined that the person had no involvement. A second student of interest was located and questioned.
Police concluded that the second student was carrying a toy gun.
“No shots were fired; there was not a real handgun on campus,” the university said in a statement.
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