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Sul Ross Campus on Lockdown / NOW LIFTED


12:14 PM - The campus issued this updated notice:
After a thorough building and room to room search, Law Enforcement Officials have called the all clear for the Alpine Campus. Students, Faculty and Staff are released from lock-down. Classes and the university offices have been closed for the remainder of the day. Business will resume tomorrow as usual.
10:17 AM - The campus issued this updated notice:
A suspect is still at large. After investigation, an initial suspect was quickly ruled out. Major law enforcement units continued a room-by-room search of campus buildings. All campus entrances have been closed. Persons on campus are advised to stay inside until the lockdown alert has been lifted."
Sul Ross State University in Alpine is currently under "Lobo Lookout" after an elderly man carrying a long rifle was seen entering the Business Administration Building at 8:04 AM this morning.

Guns are to be checked-in when brought on campus, but the person allegedly did not follow the university's weapons possession procedures.

The entire campus is on lockdown, and classes have been canceled. Sul Ross Campus Police have advised students and faculty on campus to lock all doors and stay in their dorms or offices.

Campus police, the Alpine Police Department and Brewster County Sheriff’s Department are all on campus.

At 8:39 AM, the university issued the following alert to its staff and students:
ALERT! At 8:04 a.m., an elderly male, approximately 6 feet tall, fair-complexion, was seen entering BAB carrying a long rifle.

**We'll have a full wrap-up report during Morning Edition on Thursday, with interviews of law enforcement officials and university administrators.**