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UPDATE: IUPD continues to investigate person on campus with BB gun



The IU Police Department is investigating an incident involving a BB gun Wednesday at Spruce Hall. As of Saturday, there were no suspects.

IUPD Deputy Chief Shannon Bunger said a woman called police after she noticed men fighting and saw one pull a BB gun. The woman is the only known witness.

An IU-Notify alert was sent out at 11:24 p.m. saying a person with a gun had been reported outside Spruce Hall. Students were instructed to take safe shelter and lock their doors.

Police said a witness said the suspect was a “skinny male” wearing a sweatshirt with a white jersey, according to a tweet from IUPD’s account.

IU buses suspended service due to the incident, according to a tweet from the IU Campus Bus account.

A final IU-Notify alert came at 12:05 a.m. saying IUPD identified the weapon as a BB gun after finding a piece on the scene. IUPD urged students and others on campus to remain cautious and alert and call the department with any information on the incident.

This story was updated 4:07 p.m. Feb. 1 to include the caller's report that men were fighting, that IUPD is still investigating and that there is no suspect at this time.

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