October 28th, 2010
05:39 PM ET

Replica weapon behind Texas A&M scare



[Updated at 7:43 p.m. ET] Authorities said there was no danger at Texas A&M University
after a report of a gunman on campus Thursday turned out to be a person with a replica weapon.

A partial lockdown and campus-wide alert system went into effect after a bus driver spotted what he described as a man carrying what looked like an AK-47, officials said.

The alert was issued at 4 p.m. CT. It asked those on campus to "seek safe shelter until further notice."

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[Earlier post] Texas A&M University police were searching for a possible gunman on campus Thursday after a bus driver spotted what he described as a man carrying what looked like an AK-47, officials said.

The heart of the university, Rudder Complex, was on lockdown and officials sent out a campus-wide alert urging people to seek shelter.

No gunman was immediately found, the university said, yet officials asked those on campus to remain under shelter.

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  1. Guest

    5:40
    * Update* Code Maroon reports all clear. Person with replica weapon identified. No danger, resume normal activity.

    A&M police say the man was carrying all plastic M-16 training rifle.

    October 28, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • JustFactsPlease

      wrong. it was an ak-47.

      November 12, 2010 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. religions are a pile of dung

    He should have carried something more deadly, perhaps something that looks like an air craft carrier or a nuclear bomb!

    October 29, 2010 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. ybs

    Why not carry something less recognizable – like an Uzi or Tomahawk missile?

    October 29, 2010 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rachel

    I'm sure there is an Aggie joke in here somewhere.

    October 29, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
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    @Sam; take your thoughts and prayers and shove em up your ASS!!

    October 29, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
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