Gun-wielding student update: False alarm
The initial post made by the UH Department of Public Safety regarding the campus gunman was based on a false alarm.
UH Department of Public Safety posted an emergency warning at around 12:30 p.m. that said an Asian male carrying a small handgun had been spotted near Agnes Arnold Hall and the Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall. The alert was sent out in a mass text message to all UH students shortly after the initial post.
Students were encouraged to avoid the area.
The individual who made the report mistook an inventory scanner for a handgun, said Executive Director of Media Relations Richard Bonnin.
UHDPS has issued an all-clear alert.
UPDATED 12:56 p.m. with background information.