Reports of an individual with a gun prompted the Eastern Washington University Police Department to briefly initiate a lockdown and issue a shelter in place alert Thursday afternoon.
However, the individual was not located and the lockdown was lifted after only a short span of time.
Text messages sent out by the department described reports of a man wearing a black hat, a black shirt, beige shorts and carrying a gun. According to the reports, he was seen in the vicinity of Elm and C streets at the edge of campus in Cheney.
However, an extensive search of the area by university police did not locate the man, and EWUPD lifted its alert.
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