Ball State lockdown lifted after gunman reported near residence halls

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A lockdown was lifted at Ball State University and campus told there was no threat after a gunman was reported.

University spokesman Joan Todd tells The (Muncie) Star Press a man was reported to be carrying a gun “on the small of his back” Thursday evening. The campus was on lockdown from about 8:30 p.m. to just after 10 p.m. Thursday. School officials say the man was reported near a pair of residence halls. The alert asked those on campus to avoid the area and shelter in place.

Todd did not say if the man made threats with the weapon. University police and the Muncie Police Department are investigating. Muncie police said Thursday evening that they were helping campus police search Woodworth Hall, a three-story building with a basement.

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