IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis) is on lockdown after reports that a gunman was spotted near the campus. IUPUI has tweeted multiple warnings advising students and staff members to shelter in place and lock their doors.
IUPUI issues suspect description
At this time, there are no reports of injuries or gunshots being heard on or around the IUPUI campus.
Officials with IUPUI posted a description of the suspect on the college’s Facebook page. He’s described as a black male between 6’3″ and 6’4″ in height. He’s wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and a hat with yellow writing on it. He was last seen not far from the 700 block of Blake Street. The public is advised to stay away from the campus at this time, and those who are on campus right now are being told to stay where they are until law enforcement or IUPUI administrators give them the all-clear.
Police told WISH-TV that the gunman was reported by someone who was approached by the suspect near the corner of Blake Street and Walnut Street. The man with the gun pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his wallet. The victim handed over his wallet, and the suspect ran toward the IUPUI campus. He got away with a cell phone and an undisclosed amount of cash that was in the victim’s wallet.