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‘Suspicious’ man with gun, army fatigues reported on University of Texas at Arlington campus

Posted at 3:18 PM, Dec 16, 2015

ARLINGTON, Tx. — Students and staff at the University of Texas at Arlington were temporarily urged late Wednesday morning to “shelter in place” amid reports of ” a suspicious white male with a gun,” the school said.

University police reported the armed man wearing army fatigues in the school’s Architecture Building, according to a notice from 10:19 a.m. (11:19 a.m. ET) on the university’s website.

“This is not an active shooting situation on campus,” school spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said.

Around 10:42 a.m., the university said that police were with the wanted man. And few minutes later, a notice was posted saying the school could “resume normal operations” except at the Architecture Building.

The university issued an “all clear” shortly after that, indicating that “a suspect has been apprehended.” No weapon had been found as of midday, even after authorities conducted multiple sweeps of the Architecture Building.

Part of the broader state higher education system, the University of Texas at Arlington has some 35,000 students across its 10 different schools and colleges.