UPDATE: 1 Questioned After Report of Gun at Murray State

By: WBKO/AP
By: WBKO/AP

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- -- Murray State University is open again after a three-hour lockdown following a report of a man carrying a gun on campus.

University spokeswoman Catherine Sivills told the Murray Ledger & Times that police took one person into custody Tuesday night and questioned him. No information about the person taken into custody was immediately released.

Director of Emergency Management Jeff Stein says a caller reported a man carrying what appeared to be a "long gun" on campus at about 7:30 p.m.

Officers asked students to remain indoors, while police patrolled the residential side of campus. A campus-wide lockdown went into effect while officers conducted their search.

The school lifted the lockdown at about 10:15 p.m.


A lockdown has been lifted at Murray State University, after reports of an armed man on campus.

The lockdown was issued around 8:30 last night, when someone claimed they spotted a person with what they thought was a long gun.

An email was sent to students urging them to stay indoors as police searched the campus.

Witnesses say they saw the suspect get into a silver vehicle and drive away.

As of now police have a person in custody, And the lockdown was lifted around 10 last night.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.


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