Purdue officials: Shooting report was 'unfounded'

Scare came day after fatal shooting on campus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University officials confirmed a report of shots fired near Purdue Village Building 139 was a false alarm.

Officials declared an all-clear after police said there was no ongoing threat to campus Wednesday evening.

The university sent an alert to students about a report of two possible gunshots just after 8 p.m.

Officials asked people to avoid the area while they investigated.

Purdue spokeswoman Liz Evans confirmed the report, but said officials had not found anything.

"Purdue University police have determined a report of gunshots in the Purdue Village area was unfounded. Police went through the area and made door-to-door checks and were unable to find any problem. There is no ongoing threat to campus," officials said just before 9 p.m.

The scare came a day after 21-year-old Andrew Boldt was fatally shot in the Electrical Engineering Building. Police arrested 23-year-old Cody Cousins on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting.

Students were expected to return to campus and resume classes Thursday.

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