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LSU placed on lockdown due to 'armed intruder' on campus, no shots fired or injuries reported

Posted at 1:45 PM, Aug 20, 2019

Louisiana State University in Baton Rogue was briefly placed under lockdown Tuesday after an armed "intruder" entered a school building.

LSU's official Twitter account reported the lockdown just before 4 p.m.ET on Tuesday.

WBRZ-TV in Baton Rogue reported that the situation was "resolved quickly" after the warning went out, though LSU later clarified that the school remained in a lockdown. The school added that there were no shots fired or injuries.

LSU reported that the suspect entered Coates Hall, an academic building on campus.

Classes are slated to begin for fall semester on on Monday. Freshman orientation occurred yesterday.