IPFW: No weapon found after search of car

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – IPFW says no weapon has been found after a campus-wide alert warned of a dangerous situation at IPFW on Tuesday.

According to university police, a student saw a man with a handgun in Lot 11 before 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Police said the man did not point the gun at anyone or fire, but the university police department wanted to make sure the campus was aware of a potentially dangerous situation.

The first alert, which was sent out just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, stated that a man had been seen with a handgun and that university police were investigating. This update was then sent at 1:13 p.m:

IPFW Fort Wayne: Due to length restrictions in text format, this e-mail is an update to the previous alert. Report of a white male (26-27 years old / brown hair) in an older model silver 4-door vehicle seen with a hand gun. The gun was not pointed at anyone, nor discharged.  The vehicle left the lot and has not been located, but UPD continues to investigate.

Around 4:30 p.m., IPFW said the car from the earlier report had been found and searched. No weapon was found.

Excerpt from IPFW Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct:

IPFW may discipline a student for the following acts of personal misconduct that occur on campus property or in connection with an IPFW activity….

  1. Possession of firearms or other weapons; possession or display of any firearm except as authorized by the IPFW police; and intentional possession of a dangerous article or substance as a potential weapon, or of any article or explosive calculated to injure or discomfort any person. Public law enforcement officials who are required by their departments to carry their firearms at all times must register with the IPFW police.

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