All clear given at Elmhurst University after report of man with gun on campus


Elmhurst University

ELMHURST, Ill. — An all clear alert was given Wednesday evening at Elmhurst University following the report of a man with a gun on campus in the afternoon.

At around 3:35 p.m., the alert was posted on the university’s website saying a person with a gun was reported near Dinkmeyer Hall. About a half hour later, the university said a man with a gun was spotted near another residence hall.

Just after 6 p.m., the university posted that the lockdown is over.

“The emergency at Elmhurst University is over. You may resume normal activities. University communication will be shared via email soon,” the university said.

At this time, it’s unknown if a man with a gun was actually spotted or taken into custody.

The incident remains under investigation by Elmhurst police.

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