1 in custody after report of armed intruder on South Florida campus


Police took a man into custody at the University of South Florida after receiving reports of a person with a bomb.
One person was in custody Monday following a report of an armed intruder on the University of South Florida campus in Tampa, Florida, police said.

USF police have asked the Tampa police’s bomb team to respond to the campus regarding the belongings of the person in custody, said USF police Lt. Meg Ross. No one was hurt and no shots were fired, she said. “We have someone we think may have been involved, but we have to investigate fully,” Ross told CNN. “We have not looked in his backpack,” she said. “We have the bomb squad on their way to look at that.”

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Police received a report that a person armed with a bomb and a gun was near the university’s library. Authorities later received a report of a subject on a bus near the university’s parking and transportation services, Ross said. “We checked the area at the library, did not locate him, but then received a subsequent report of a subject on a bus,” she said. Text messages were sent to 13,000 employees and 45,000 students to warn them. Emergency sirens on campus also were activated, officials said.

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