Arkansas State University

Arkansas State: Lockdown sparked by student video project

Arkansas State University students working on a video project sparked reports of armed men near the student union on Sunday, leading to a lockdown of about an hour at ASU's Jonesboro campus.

The university sent an emergency alert shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday saying two armed men were seen near the student union. A later message said three men wearing all black were seen.

The university lifted the lockdown about an hour later after authorities determined there was no threat. Jonesboro police said costumed actors had been reported as possible armed intruders.

"Those students have been located and talked to," Arkansas State spokesman Bill Smith told The Associated...

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