All buildings on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) are currently on lockdown after a man with a possible gun was seen in a parking lot on campus.
“Man with long gun seen in lot at Barnhill and Vermont. Seek shelter,” read the alert that was sent to students and staff, as well as posted on the university’s emergency management Twitter account.
IUPUI Alert! Man with long gun seen in lot at Barnhill and Vermont. Seek Shelter—
IU Emergency Mgmt (@IUEMC) March 19, 2013
University officials are asking students on campus to seek shelter and for everyone else to avoid the campus.
Officers entered and searched IUPUI’s School of Nursing, but it is unclear if they believe the alleged suspect is in the building.
Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School is also placed on lockdown due to the incident. School officials said students and staff at the high school are safe. Additionally, IU Health and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health were also placed on lockdown.