All clear on LSU’s campus following reports of armed intruder

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Reports of an armed intruder stirred up concern on LSU’s campus Tuesday afternoon.

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. The alert went out around 3 p.m., warning students to stay away from Coates Hall. It included a message telling people to ‘run, hide, or fight.’ The building was immediately evacuated.

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A spokesperson with the university says they believe an off-duty officer in plain clothes was walking around with a gun on his belt, which likely sparked the initial call.

Police have found no threat on campus. The campus has returned to normal operation.

There have also been no reports at this time of any shots fired or any injuries.