Wednesday reports of an active shooter situation on campus were false, University of Minnesota officials said.
A number of tweets published by students Wednesday evening spread the rumor that there was a shooting at Moos Tower, but these reports were entirely untrue, said University spokesperson Evan Lapiska.
University of Minnesota police tweeted just before 8 p.m. that they were aware of the rumors.
Just after 9 p.m., the University text alert system notified students and faculty that UMPD had responded to a report of someone inside the building with a gun, but found the report was a misunderstanding based on a traffic stop outside the tower.
The text also reported that “At no point was there an active threat to campus.”
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