LIVE NOW: Reports Of A Gunman On Ball State University Campus.

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Police at Ball State University in Indiana are sweeping campus buildings as they investigate reports that an armed person might be on campus.

The university issued an alert Friday evening saying a “possible armed assailant” was reported near Muncie campus’ Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The university urged students and staff in several buildings to secure themselves in a safe location until the area is cleared.

State Police Master Trooper Adam Fisher says troopers are on campus helping clear buildings.

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Video from television helicopters showed police armed with assault rifles and shotguns on the scene and blocking an intersection.

Ball State sent the alert at 4:38 p.m. Several students complained on Twitter they learned about the incident through the social media site 20 minutes before the university issued its alert.

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