BATON ROUGE – Around 3 P.M. on Tuesday, LSU Police Department sent out a notification that there was an armed intruder on campus.
The suspect was listed a being near Coates Hall on the Louisiana State University Campus.
Students were advised to “Run, hide, or fight,” through the alert system.
LSUPD: Reported armed intruder in Coates Hall. Run, Hide or Fight. LSUPD on scene. Monitor https://t.co/ZpdXns8r3I for further information.
— LSU (@LSU) August 20, 2019
As of 5 P.M., the “all-clear” has been given.
LSU PD investigated the report of an armed subject at Coates Hall, and has determined there was no threat.
LSU is returning to normal operations.
It is possible that a plain-clothed officer was walking around the building with his gun around his waist, on his belt, and that may have been where the report originated.