Alert for Armed Man Issued at UNK Monday Morning, No Suspect Located

UNKOfficers who searched the University of Nebraska at Kearney did not find an armed man, so a campus alert has been canceled.

University spokeswoman Kelly Bartling said Monday morning that a man picked up a campus emergency phone about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and reported that he was on campus with a firearm and intended to harm himself.

Bartling says an alert was immediately issued, informing students and workers what had occurred and asking them to remain in secure locations.

University and local officers searched public areas of the campus and didn’t find any armed man. Bartling says the alert was canceled about 2:30 a.m.

Bartling declined to characterize the call as merely a hoax.

The university schedules classes on Presidents Day, and Bartling says classes will be held.