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UPDATE: No imminent threat following sighting of armed man near Third Street, Indiana Avenue


IU Notify Bloomington sent out an alert after midnight Wednesday morning, alerting Bloomington residents to a white man with a gun near Third Street and Indiana Avenue. The threat is no longer imminent, according to a second alert sent.

The man was wearing a white sweatshirt and dark pants. 

The alert instructed residents to trust their instincts and take safe shelter. A second alert told residents to resume normal routine but remain vigilant.

Students and residents should follow instructions from university officials or local authorities. Anyone can call 911 with further information. Updates and further information will be available at

IU Police Department Deputy Chief Shannon Bunger said after IUPD received the report of the man with the gun, officers arrived in the area and did not locate anyone.  

Bunger said IUPD met with the person who spotted the man with the gun. The witness stated a pedestrian was stumbling in the street and was nearly struck by a vehicle, Bunger said.

Bunger said the witness saw the man pull out a gun and fired a shot in the direction of the vehicle. The witness said he saw a muzzle flash, Bunger said.

IUPD has no reports of injuries and will continue to investigate the situation.

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