Update: 2:02 p.m.: Lockdown Ends
IU Southeast lifted the lockdown at about 2 p.m. Thursday, according to IU Southeast’s Tweets. What was reported as a weapon “has been identified as an umbrella.”
Update: All Clear. The suspect has been located and the reported weapon has been identified as an umbrella. At this time it is safe to leave— IU Southeast (@IUSoutheast) September 11, 2014
Earlier: Indiana University Southeast’s New Albany campus is on lockdown Thursday afternoon following a report an armed person on campus, according to the school’s website.
IU Southeast issued the following message on Twitter a little after 1 p.m.:
IU Southeast Emergency! An armed person is on campus. Go into nearest room and lock door. Follow instructions from authorities.— IU Southeast (@IUSoutheast) September 11, 2014
At about 1:40 p.m., IU Southeast Tweeted the following:
Update: Please remain in place. Police are searching for white male, approx. 5′ 10″, wearing light colored shorts and a camouflage backpack.— IU Southeast (@IUSoutheast) September 11, 2014
We’ll have more later as the situation develops.