Normal police says suspect reportedly did not have a weapon

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Normal - A report of a man carrying a gun put the Illinois State University campus on lockdown.

 

ISU officials say a person with weapon was spotted near Watterson Towers.

 

An alert was sent out to students at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. The suspect had a weapon, and was last seen near Watterson Towers.

 

The suspect was arrested when he was spotted by Normal police while attempting to board a train to Chicago. Police took the suspect into custody, no gun was found on the man.

 

After an interview with the man and student the report of the gun turned up to be false. No charges have been filed at this time.

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