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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

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OUPD investigating gunshot noise

The Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) is currently investigating a suspicious incident that occurred around 6:15 a.m. this morning in the area of the East Green residence halls, close to Tiffin Hall.

A male student reported hearing what sounded like a gunshot as he was videotaping himself for a class assignment. The sound is audible on the tape, and OUPD confirms that it appears to be a gunshot. One other person, so far, has also reported hearing this noise.

OUPD are going door-to-door in the East Green residence halls to interview and check on students. Residence Life employees are helping in these efforts. 

OUPD do not believe there is an imminent threat, but they do urge students, faculty and staff to be alert and aware of their surroundings, and to report to them any suspicious activity or noise.

Police are also asking anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious this morning in the area of East Green, to call 740-593-1911 immediately.