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Forum and WDAY reports, Published May 07 2013

MSUM goes into lockdown; suspect is janitor with cleaning item

MOORHEAD – Minnesota State University Moorhead went into a campuswide lockdown overnight Tuesday after a report of an armed man in Hagen Hall, but it turned out to be a janitor with a cleaning item.

Students called police after seeing a man with an object believed to be a gun.

Police responded to the scene around 1:45 a.m.

The school sent an emergency alert to warn students and staff. It stated: “MSUM is in full lockdown – armed subject in Hagen Hall. Await further instruction.”

A short time later, the lockdown was lifted.