All clear given at IU Southeast after armed person report

Indiana University
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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WISH) — An all clear was given at Indiana University Southeast Thursday following the report of an armed man on campus that prompted a lockdown.

The university said the suspect had been located and the reported weapon was identified as an umbrella. IU said at this time it is safe to leave.

IU Southeast, located in New Albany, Indiana, sent an alert Thursday afternoon that there was an armed person on campus.

The following was posted on their Twitter page shortly before 1:30 p.m.:

The university said the campus was on lockdown while police investigated. People were asked to remain in safe shelter and keep doors locked. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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