UPDATED: Report of gunman on campus at Chicago’s Northwestern University a hoax

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Evanston Police have determined that the report of a man with a gun at Northwest University was a hoax.

Wednesday afternoon, Northwestern University notified the public of reports of a gunman on campus. Evanston police were not been able to confirm evidence of a victim, scene or a gunman.

The university released a notification via social media that there was a report of a person with a gun in Engelhart Hall at the corner of Emerson Street and Maple Avenue, and asked that those in the area seek shelter in place.

Evanston Police and the Northwestern University Police Department are investigating.


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