PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says a police officer with a holstered gun spurred the school to issue a shelter in place order that was soon lifted.
The order came shortly before noon Tuesday after officials with the Ivy League school received reports about a man on campus with a gun. But they soon determined the man was an officer escorting a group of teens on a tour of the university's art museum.
School officials say the officer was wearing a badge but wasn't in uniform. He was carrying the gun in a holster and the weapon was never removed from the holster.
The school says the officer didn't alert museum staff to his presence in advance.
The shelter-in-place order was in effect for about 10 minutes.
An ALL-CLEAR has been issued by Public Safety. There is no threat. Normal activities can resume. Check email and homepage for updates. https://t.co/J2kFfG3H4q— Princeton University (@Princeton) August 29, 2017