- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on an active shooter alert at UNLV (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

UNLV says a false alert for a reported gunman on campus was accidentally triggered Wednesday afternoon as a campus police officer was testing the emergency notification system.

UNLV spokesman Tony Allen said texts and automated calls alerting 34,000 students and staff to a suspect with a firearm on campus was accidentally sent at 2:50 p.m.

An all-clear notification came four minutes later.

Allen said a campus police officer was showing another person the UNLV emergency notification system and conducting a periodic test when the gunman alert was accidentally triggered.

The campus was not evacuated and university operations were not affected.

The alert prompted Clark County fire and Las Vegas police to respond.

Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield said no evidence or indication of a shooter was found.

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3:25 p.m.

UNLV was under a brief alert for a reported gunman on campus Wednesday afternoon, though Las Vegas police say that there’s no indication of a threat.

Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield said officers responded at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday on reports of an active shooter but found no evidence or indication that there was one.

He said the report was false but deferred to university campus officials on how it originated.

UNLV spokesman Tony Allen said an emergency alert was issued to warn of a suspect with a firearm on campus.

Allen said that alert was followed moments later by another alert noting that the situation was all clear.

The university is investigating but couldn’t immediately provide details on the alert.


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