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UPDATE: Police: No weapon found, no injuries following arrest on UMD campus

Jan 01, 2019 10:08PM ● By Editor

From KBJR 6 - TV - January 2, 2018  


According to UMD Chief of Police Sean Huls, police received a call around 9 p.m. that a suicidal man was on campus with a weapon trying to gain access to the medical or pharmacy school.

Huls says numerous officers responded to the situation, including the Duluth Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and St. Louis Co., who then set up a perimeter around the two buildings to try and locate the suspect and take him into custody.

Within minutes of the call, Huls states UMD officials activated a SAFEU emergency alert system to notify university staff and students to take safety measures.

Then, within twenty minutes of the 911 call, officials took an individual into custody.

Huls informed KBJR 6 the individual was not armed, no weapon was located, no one was injured, and the campus (which is currently on semester break) has resumed normal operations.

The suspect was then taken to receive an evaluation at a local hospital, and Huls says, once cleared, charges will be pending.

Officials are still looking into any motive.

Huls and UMD’s top priority was for a quick, coordinated effort, and the incident was taken care of in less than an hour.

Huls believes the threat is over at this time, and everything is under control.


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