A student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) spoke to Fox59 Tuesday as police searched the campus for a possible gunman.
The student reported she sought shelter in a classroom as soon as she received an emergency alert, stating a man with a “long gun” was spotted on campus and that everyone should seek shelter around 1 p.m.
“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.
The student said armed police officers later entered the classroom and escorted the students out of the building.
Authorities are searching for a possible armed white man in a trench coach.
Officers searched IUPUI’s School of Nursing in connection with the incident.
IU Health and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health are placed on lockdown. Additionally, Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School was also placed on lockdown due to the incident, but students were released around 2:45 p.m.
At 2:33 p.m., IUPUI announced on their Twitter the campus was still on “full alert.”