Police have issued an all-clear alert after responding to reports of an armed man on campus at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
The school posted an emergency alert on its website Friday afternoon, saying a possibly armed man was spotted on campus, and asked all students and staff to take shelter and lock their doors.
Kennesaw State spokesperson Tammy DeMel told Fox News that school officials received a call about a suspicious man on campus with a possible weapon and alerted authorities. As a precaution they also placed the campus on lockdown.
The lockdown was lifted and an all-clear issued just before 3:30pm local time Friday.
“The Kennesaw State police dispatch received a call about a suspicious man with a possible weapon in his pocket. As a precaution, university officials placed the campus on lockdown and searched for the individual,” DeMel said in a statement after the lock down ended.
“At approximately 3:30 p.m., police found the individual with a cell phone in his pocket and confirmed that he was not a threat and never posed a threat to the community,” the statement continued.
Located in the fast-growing suburbs north of Atlanta, Kennesaw State is the third-largest public university in the state and has more than 21,000 traditional and non-traditional students.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.