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UPDATE: No threat found on LSU campus

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 18:16:43-04

5:00 p.m. UPDATE: The LSU Police Department says that no threat was found on campus Tuesday.

"LSUPD has investigated the report of an armed subject at Coates Hall and has determined there was no threat," a tweet states. LSU says they are now returning to normal operations.

The university sent out the alert of a possible armed person on campus just after 3:00 p.m. The alert mentioned a possible armed intruder in Coates Hall.

According to WBRZ, An LSU spokesperson says the scare may have been caused by a police officer in plain clothes walking around with a gun on his belt.

Areas of campus were on lock down during the situation on campus. WBRZ reported shortly after the alert that that the situation was under control about 15 minutes after the alerts went out. In response to any "all clear" reports earlier in the investigation, the university says they are incorrect.

At 4:00 p.m. Tuesday the university reported that no shots were fired, and there were no injuries. Those on campus were still asked to stay in a safe place while law enforcement are on scene.

That original alert is below:

Monitor for further information.

The University continued to give information to those on campus during the situation on what actions to take during possible armed or active shooter situations.

Hide: If escape is not possible, find a safe area to hide.
Fight: This is an absolute last resort.

— LSU (@LSU) August 20, 2019