Potential active shooter reported on University of Michigan campus

‘Active shooter’ reported at the University of Michigan: Students on campus are told to ‘run, hide, fight’

  • University of Michigan issued an emergency alert to student on Saturday
  • ‘Mason Hall Run Hide Fight’ the alert at 4.55pm warned students
  • Police are on the scene working to establish the credibility of the report 
  • Officials said at 5.32pm that there did not appear to be an active threat 
  • Group of girls told police that they had been popping balloons and screaming 

A possible active shooter has been reported on the University of Michigan campus.

‘UM Emergency Alert – Mason Hall Run Hide Fight’ the university in Ann Arbor, Michigan said in a flash bulletin to students at 4.55pm.

Officials said in an alert at 5.32pm that there does not appear to be an active threat, but warned the community to stay clear of the area as police work the scene.

‘There does not appear to be an active threat to the community. DPSS continues to investigate. Continue to stay clear of area,’ the school’s public safety department wrote in an alert.  

Police rush to the scene after reports of an active shooter at UMich. Officials say there is no active threat to the community but advise the public to stay clear of the area

Police rush to the scene after reports of an active shooter at UMich. Officials say there is no active threat to the community but advise the public to stay clear of the area

Police responded to the University of Michigan on Saturday after reports of an active shooter

Police responded to the University of Michigan on Saturday after reports of an active shooter

Police responded to the University of Michigan on Saturday after reports of an active shooter

‘There does not appear to be an active threat at UofM at this time,’ the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office said at 5.35pm. 

‘Reports of shots fired on campus are unfounded at this time. UofM DPSS continues to investigate and asks that you stay clear of the area,’ the sheriff’s office said.

Emergency radio traffic indicated that a group of female students told police that they had been popping balloons and screaming, but that has not been confirmed as the source of the reports of shots fired. 

The radio traffic indicated that callers reported hearing shots fired, but there were no initial reports of anyone seeing a shooter.  

Just days after the massacre in New Zealand, the alert send terrified students fleeing for cover.

‘Hiding in a bathroom please please pray for us,’ one student wrote on Twitter. ‘The police are campus clearing building by building they haven’t gotten to us yet i really hope i can go home soon i can’t stop shaking.’ 

The university said at 5.19pm that the reports of a shooter were still unconfirmed.

‘Unconfirmed reports of active shooter, Officers are in the area checking. Stay away from the area of Mason Hall,’ the university said in an alert.  

The reports of a shooting came from Mason Hall (above). Officials advised the public to stay clear of the building while police assess the situation

The reports of a shooting came from Mason Hall (above). Officials advised the public to stay clear of the building while police assess the situation