Report of person with gun on Northwestern University campus deemed a hoax

EVANSTON— Reports of a gunman on the campus of Northwestern University  has been deemed a hoax, university officials confirm.

The school released the following statement on its website:

Police have determined that the report of a man with a gun in Engelhart Hall was a hoax. It was made in a call to the Evanston Police Department. No danger to the community exists. Police are investigating the false report.

University spokesman Jon Yates said Wednesday afternoon that the school had a report of a person with a gun the graduate student dormitory on the Evanston campus.

Police rushed to the scene and a shelter-in-place was issued for the students. After an extensive search and no threat was found, the campus was given the ‘all-clear’ to return to normal activities.