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Subject of IU-Notify alerts found without firearm


The man who sparked the IU-Notify alerts Sunday afternoon was a student, according to an IU Police Department press release.

Police received a report of a student wanting to harm himself and another student with a handgun at 4:42 p.m. Sunday. The first IU-Notify alert then came around 5:15 p.m. after IUPD had credible information that the subject was on campus. The alerts reported the subject was near Seventh Street and Indiana Avenue.

Police took the man into custody at 5:41 p.m. and did not find a firearm in his possession. He was going through a mental health crisis, according to the release.

IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said the man was found in an off-campus apartment.

Police reportedly helped him in receiving a medical evaluation.

Criminal charges have not been pressed in relation to this incident.

This article has been updated.

Hannah Boufford and Caroline Anders

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