Report of possible person with gun led to large police response at KYTC building in Frankfort, KSP says

KSP says there have been no shots fired or any injuries.
Published: May. 17, 2023 at 2:27 PM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - We have new information about what led to a large police presence at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet building in Frankfort.

According to Kentucky State Police, around 3 p.m., KSP received a call about a possible person with a gun in the KYTC building and Mayo Underwood building on Mero St.

KSP says there have been no shots fired or any injuries.

KSP says authorities are working to clear the buildings. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a spokesperson for the Frankfort Police Department has confirmed that the KYTC building is cleared.

State police say there is no current threat to the public.

People tell us they got under their desks when they first heard of a possible active shooter.

They say they heard police run inside and saw them walking around the building checking the rooms.

Many people say they felt fear and panic and ran out down the stairs and down the street until they felt safe.

Kenzie Martin was one of the people inside the building, and she says although it’s cleared now, she still feels terrified.

“At first we were just getting under our desks, panicking, and then I just heard police run in and ask for the stairs and we just ran out of there,” said Martin.

For people like Martin on the second floor, she says all she could think about was getting out of the building and getting home to her family.

We have a crew on the scene.

This story is developing.