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"All Clear" Given at Sul Ross State University in Alpine

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NewsWest 9

ALPINE - After a four hour lockdown at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, the "all clear" has been given by authorities after a search for a gunman on campus.

Officials responded to the call around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning after receiving a report of an elderly male walking into the Briscoe Administration Building on the Sul Ross Campus, allegedly with a rifle over his shoulder.

Sul Ross State University tells NewsWest 9, a "Lobo Alert" was issued within minutes of the report notifying students, faculty and staff to lock their offices and classroom doors and to also stay inside. All campus entrances were closed and classes were canceled.

The alleged gunman is described as an elderly male, about six feet tall with fair complexion.

The search for the man continues as authorities were unable to locate the gunman on campus.

The campus has since been reopened.