UT Police: Student with gas mask and fake gun won't be arrested


by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and photojournalist DATHAN HULL

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Posted on October 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 12 at 10:33 PM

AUSTIN – Police on the University of Texas campus said they do not expect to arrest nor charge a male student detained after he was reportedly seen running across campus with a shotgun and a gas mask.

Several people called 911 after seeing the man in the Guadalupe and 24th Street area around 3:59 p.m. Friday.

Campus police encountered the man at 4:11 p.m. at the Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center near Clark Field on the UT campus.

A further investigation revealed the weapon wasn’t real. 

According to UTPD, what was believed to be a shotgun was actually a red, plastic training weapon, however, it isn’t clear why the student had it.

It’s now up the UT administrators to determine what if any further action will be taken.


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