- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Police and school officials say they’re keeping an eye on a man walking around busy sections of Akron with a rifle strapped across his back.

Police have talked to the man, who tells them he is exercising his right to carry a weapon. He has not been deemed a threat, but authorities are monitoring his movements. His name hasn’t been released.

An Akron public schools spokesman issued a statement Monday saying school officials and police are aware of his presence. The statement says “it is important that we communicate to you that we are on top of this…”

The man has been seen on or near the University of Akron campus and in other busy parts of town in the past few days.

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