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All-clear notice issued following armed intruder situation at St. Edward's University

Alerts were sent to St. Edward's University students Saturday morning.

AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward's University campus safety officials have issued an all-clear notice following a situation with an armed intruder Saturday morning. 

The university issued a series of alerts to students and on-campus safety social media Saturday morning, warning of an armed intruder on the main campus. Just before 11 a.m., an alert was issued stating that the campus had been cleared.

The first alert, sent around 9:50 a.m., stated that an armed intruder was on the main campus and the appropriate personnel was responding. Anyone on campus was asked to immediately seek a secure location and await further instruction and anyone off campus was asked to avoid the area.

A second alert sent at 10:15 a.m. advised that those on campus should continue to shelter in place and that a suspect was seen carrying a possible rifle, walking from a parking garage in the direction of the woods. 

A third alert, sent just before 10:30 a.m., said the suspect was seen near Woodward Drive, going eastbound toward the direction of Interstate 35.

Just before 11 a.m., an all-clear alert was issued stating that both the university's police department and the Austin Police Department had conducted multiple searches and had cleared the campus. The suspect was last seen walking east on Woodward away from the campus.

Both police departments are continuing to monitor and students are asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to university police at 512-448-8444 or to call 911.

No additional information is available at this time.


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