Gun complaint at University of Alberta was "unsubstantiated," police say
A student complained they saw a gun on Monday, but officials determined there is no threat to public safety
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Edmonton police have questioned and released a man who a University of Alberta student believed was carrying a gun, and have determined the initial complaint was unsubstantiated.
In a news release, the university says police questioned the man and confirmed he was the person in a photo that was shared on social media. The man was co-operative, unarmed and the university says there is no threat to public safety.
On Monday, a student alerted University of Alberta Protective Services and said he had seen a male with a possible handgun in the washroom of the first floor of the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science.
Security advised him to call police, and officers arrived on scene at 5:21 to conduct a search. They did not find anyone with a handgun or who matched the caller’s description.
The university advises anyone who sees what they believe to be a threat to call 911, not campus security as the security personnel are peace officers and are not allowed get involved in a situation if there’s a weapon present.