POLICE: Person with weapon spotted near MSU, residents asked to shelter in place or evacuate

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UPDATE: 8:50 P.M EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Police believe the suspect has left the area. Activities can be resumed as normal.

If you have any information regarding the suspect, you can call the East Lansing Police Department at 517-351-4220 or MSU Police and Public Safety at 517-355-2221


EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan State University Police are alerting students and East Lansing residents to shelter-in-place or evacuate after a subject brandished a silver-colored pistol at the Admiral Station on Grand River Ave. The subject fled and a gunshot was heard south of Grand River.

The subject was described as a Black man between 40 and 50 years old with a green coat, black jeans and a black face mask.

“Please stay away from that area and report anything suspicious by calling 911,” MSUPD said in a social media post.

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