University of Houston: Report of male with gun on campus unfounded

March 5, 2013 10:40:02 AM PST
The University of Houston issued an alert to students and staff following a report of a male with a gun on campus, but the report was unfounded.

The alert said there was a report of a male with a small handgun in the area of Philip G Hoffman Hall. A spokesperson for the university told Eyewitness News the suspect was identified and it turned out that he was carrying a bar code scanner of some type.

The suspect was unaware he caused any alarm. The alert has been cancelled.

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