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(JONESBORO, Ark.) — Arkansas State University was briefly placed on lockdown Sunday after a group of individuals were reported on campus with weapons.

According to the school’s Twitter account, as many as three men wearing all black were seen with weapons. The school said the lockdown was on “until further notice.”

Two males with weapons reported near the Student Union. Lockdown immediately until further notice.

— Arkansas State (@ArkansasState) February 14, 2016

Report: The possible three males all wearing black were last seen walking north near Dean St.

— Arkansas State (@ArkansasState) February 14, 2016

UPD, as well as other officers, are clearing campus buildings in the affected area. Please remain indoors until an all clear is given.

— Arkansas State (@ArkansasState) February 14, 2016

The campus was later taken off lockdown after police cleared the area. Normal operations resumed shortly before 3pm CT.



The campus lockdown has been lifted. A-State will resume normal operations.

— Arkansas State (@ArkansasState) February 14, 2016


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