IUPUI students hope for normal day Wednesday after campus lockdown Tuesday

Man with gun spotted on campus Tuesday, police say

INDIANAPOLIS - Students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis hoped for a normal day Wednesday after a gun threat locked down the campus on Tuesday.

The original call came in around 12:30 p.m., when a woman told police she saw a case with a shotgun or a rifle in it in the open trunk of a car.

IUPUI Police Department Captain Bill Abston said officers got another call a short time later reporting a man with a weapon near the medical center on campus.

"A student saw what she thought was a music (instrument) case. When she got closer, she realized it was a long gun and that's when she called (police)," Abston said.

Around 12:55 p.m., cellphones around the IUPUI campus delivered an alert of danger, reiterated by a pre-recorded voice message.

Police searched every building before finally delivering an "all clear" alert at about 5 p.m.

Officials said all buildings and classes were on a regular schedule Wednesday.

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