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20 Aug 2019 | 08:54 PM UTC

US: Armed intruder reported on Louisiana State University campus (Baton Rouge) August 20

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“Armed intruder” reported on Louisiana State University campus (Baton Rouge, Louisiana state) August 20; situation ongoing as of 15:34 (local time)

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/21/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana state)


An "armed intruder" has been reported in Coates Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana state) as of Tuesday afternoon (local time), August 20. The situation was ongoing as of 15:34, according to university officials, who have advised individuals to continue to avoid the affected area or shelter in a safe place.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.  


Individuals in the vicinity of Louisiana State University's campus are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the campus (and shelter in a safe place if onsite), and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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