UofT Chattanooga Alert ‘Man With Rifle In Tactical Vest’ Headed On-Campus

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (THECOUNT) — The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is sending an alert to students, warning them of a man walking toward campus with a rifle.

The University says “UTC Police and Chattanooga Police have received a report of and are actively searching for a white man with blond hair, reported to be wearing a tactical-style vest, carrying a rifle and walking on the east side of campus down W. 8th Street toward UTC. You’re urged to be aware of your surroundings and, if you see anything suspicious, call UTC Police at 423-425-4357.”

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Latricia Thomas via Twitter:

“@LatriciaTnc9 Students at @UTChattanooga are asked to be on alert”

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is sending an alert to students, warning them of a man walking toward campus with a rifle.

UTC says the campus is not on lock down right now since the man was seen off-campus, reports NewsChannel9.

A Chattanooga police spokesperson says they are actively trying to locate the suspect but have not been able to find him yet.

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