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Police: 'No Threat' After Active Shooter Reported At University Of Michigan

March 16, 2019 - 5:36 pm

ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - Police at the University of Michigan say there is no apparent threat following reports of an active shooter on campus.

Campus police issued an emergency alert around 4:35 p.m. Saturday, warning those at the Mason Hall to "Run Hide Fight" after they received reports about a potential shooter. The department later updated the alert to say the reports were unconfirmed but officers were still checking the area.

At 5:32, the alert was updated again to say there was no apparent active threat. Those nearby were still asked to avoid the area as an investigation continues.

Police confirm an active shooter was never on campus. The reports of a shooting were apparently a false alarm triggered by a group of people who were loudly popping balloons at the hall. Others heard the commotion and started running, assuming the popping noises were gunshots.

Unconfirmed reports say several people were injured while trying to flee the area. 

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