Illinois State University police tonight say there was no weapon involved in an incident between a Chicago man and an Illinois State University student earlier today.
"After interviewing the student and suspect, we determined the student’s original statement was based on the fear he might have access to a weapon, but she later admitted having never seen a weapon," said Aaron Woodruff, Illinois State’s Police Chief.
The incident caused University officials to issue an emergency alert and temporarily restrict access to several residence halls and dining centers.
"Illinois State is required by law to issue immediate notification regarding reports of weapons on or near campus," said University Chief of Staff Jay Groves. "While we know these types of communications can be disruptive, we are glad the incident ended in a safe manner."
No arrests have been made and police continue to investigate the incident.