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UTPD apprehends masked man on campus

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A university of Texas student walking around with a training rifle Friday prompted dozens of onlookers to call police and forced the university to issue a text alert.

The University of Texas Police Department sent a campus wide text at 3:59 p.m. alerting campus of a possible armed subject with a shotgun and gas mask.

Within a few minutes officers found the student at The Sports Center with a weapon and gas mask. The officers recognized quickly that the weapon was a training rifle.

The student was taken in for questioning by UT police.

UTPD sent a campus wide alert canceling six minutes after the first warning.

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