[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."
[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.