Louisiana university urges vigilance after false gun alarm

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander is encouraging the college community to continue reporting anything suspicious even though a previous report of a man with a gun turned out to be a false alarm.

On Tuesday, someone in Coates Hall saw a man with a gun and reported it. LSU police locked down the campus and conducted a room-by-room search before declaring an all-clear.

It turns out the man was an armed law enforcement officer from the Louisiana attorney general’s office who was on campus to help educate students about ways to protect themselves online.

In a statement Wednesday, Alexander urged students to remain vigilant.

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