Iowa State University Police share details of gun scare

AMES, Iowa --  ISU Police have released more details about an incident on the north side of the Iowa State University campus Thursday night.

Police say at approximately 9:40 p.m. they got a report of individuals near the Frederiksen Court residence community, (Building 35) that individuals were carrying weapons, including a rifle and a handgun.

Police confirmed the report and sent an ISU Alert messages at 9:52 p.m.  A second message was sent at 10:20 p.m. with updated information.  An "all clear" message went out at 11:18 p.m.

ISU Police say a witness gave a detailed description of the suspects, who were found by officers.   Officials say the weapons were BB/pellet guns, resembling real firearms. 

No arrests have been made at this time. 

The Ames Police Department assisted ISU Police during this incident.

Anyone with information regarding last night’s incident is asked to contact the ISU Police at 515-294-4428

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