BREAKING: Possible Gunman Spotted on the Campus of Kean University [Update]
There are reports of an armed person on the campus of Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Details are spare, but Runnin' Scared is gathering gathered all the information out there as the story develops.
Update, 11:50 a.m.: The campus has gotten the all-clear and ended the lockdown.
It seems that the Union Township police department doesn't much care about the possibility of a shooter on Kean's campus. When Runnin' Scared called for comment, their dispatcher responded that Kean has its own police department, and that we hang up and call Kean.
Kean University Police declined comment, at which point Runnin' Scared was transferred to the university press office, which also declined immediate comment, though it will be releasing a statement shortly. We will update as soon as we have it.
At approximately 11 a.m. an alert went out to faculty, students, and staff about the presence of the shooter, describing a black male of average height in a white Lakers jersey toting a shotgun on campus.
Minutes ago, the university Twitter posted this advisory:
ALERT: Everyone on campus is advised to stay inside and stay alert. There are reports of an armed person in the area.— Kean University (@KeanUniversity) October 10, 2013
The university campus is only partially locked down, according to a subsequent tweet:
UPDATE: The ONLY buildings on lockdown are Harwood Arena, Kean Hall, the Child Care Center, and the administration building.— Kean University (@KeanUniversity) October 10, 2013
Details are only slowly emerging about the armed man. There are no reports of any shootings on campus.
We will update as the situation develops.
All clear at Kean University, officials say.— Shimon Prokupecz (@shimon4ny) October 10, 2013
Kean University: The individual described was located by Union Township Police off campus and was NOT carrying a firearm. Lockdown lifted.— Shimon Prokupecz (@shimon4ny) October 10, 2013
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