The University of Nebraska issued an emergency alert overnight after an unknown man called the police saying he had a loaded gun on campus.
University spokeswoman Kelly Bartling told NTV News that Kearney police brought in a man for questioning in connection to the incident, but they determined he was not the man who placed the phone call.
Following the call, officers searched the campus and were unable to find the caller and have canceled the alert. A message from UNK said, "Multiple law enforcement agencies have checked all buildings across campus; no armed individual was located. At this time individuals may return to their normal activities."
Bartling says a man picked up one of the campus' emergency phones around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and called the police. He told them he was on campus with a fire-arm and intended to harm himself.
Bartling says an alert was immediately issued to students and staff asking them to stay in a secure location.
The alert read:
"A male subject reported to police he had a loaded fire arm and was going to shoot himself on the University of Nebraska Kearney Campus. The call came in from an emergency phone located by the University library. At this time we ask all Community member to stay off of campus. Those individuals that are on campus say inside a secure area."
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