All clear given at USF after a gunman was spotted near the USF Health Building

UPDATE: The all-clear was given late Friday afternoon after Tampa Police and USF campus police searched for a man who was said to be armed with a gun.

Police did not find a suspect.


TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa PD and USF campus police are actively searching for a man, who may be armed with a gun on campus.

The person was seen near the USF Morsani College of Medicine building on Friday afternoon.

Initial reports indicated that people saw a man pull out a gun then jump a fence.

According to an alert sent out by the university, police are looking for a slender black male, who was last seen wearing a blue shirt and khaki shorts.

The USF Oracle reports that the USF Health complex has been evacuated as officers search buildings one-by-one until they can determine whether a threat still exists.

The university sent an alert to students and facility around 2:15 p.m. for students and faculty to be on alert.

It read:

Armed intruder near USF Health (MDC)area. Remain alert. Avoid area. Follow police instructions.


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