UPDATE: At 10:20 p.m., IUPD tweeted that a suspect has been detained and it has been determined there is no threat to the Bloomington campus. Normal campus activity may resume, IUPD said.

Police later said the subject was not in possession of a weapon and no shots were fired. They said the person “appeared to be unhoused and in destress.” Resources were offered to the individual.

Original story below. Note: The attached video is from a previous version of the story.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University Bloomington has issued an alert notifying students of an armed person on campus.

The alert, which was issued around 9:50 p.m. by IU Notify Bloomington, said the armed subject was reportedly in the area of 3rd Street and Faculty Avenue.

“If you are on campus, trust your instincts and take safe shelter in the nearest available room,” the message read. “Lock doors if possible and remain in place until you receive a final IU Notify update or law enforcement gives you other instructions.”

The alert told anyone with information on the armed person to call 911. No other information was immediately provided.