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UPDATE: UNLV inadvertently sends out alert on active shooter

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 02:22:59-04

UNLV sent out a text message to all students and employees that there was an active shooter on campus before minutes later, saying the situation was all clear.

UNLV later sent a statement on the situation saying it was testing its emergency notification system when it "advertently triggered a campus-wide message referencing an active shooter on campus. There was no campus emergency and UNLV apologizes for any inconvenience."

The original text message said, "EMERGENCY! There is a suspect with a firearm on the UNLV campus."

At 2:49 p.m., UNLV Police Services sent out a tweet saying there is a suspect with a firearm on the UNLV campus but then at 2:54 p.m., said the situation is now all clear.

Students and staff got multiple texts and phone calls within seconds.

UNLV Police said the active shooter call came in from the daycare on campus.

Las Vegas Police Officer Larry Hadfield said there was no evidence indicating a shooter or weapon on campus.