LSU: There was no threat

Chris Miller
August 20, 2019 - 5:49 pm

LSU campus police evacuated a building today and ordered people in nearby buildings to shelter in place. The alarming warning from the school to "Run, Hide or Fight" set off more than an hour of tension.

Campus police searched Coates Hall and eventually came up empty-handed. No shots were ever fired and no injuries were reported.

An LSU spokesman say shortly before the alert went out, there was a plain-clothes officer in the area, wearing a gun on his belt. It's not know if that is what prompted the initial report, but the spokesman said it was a possibility.

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