University of Calgary campus briefly locked down while police investigate report of man with knife

Police vehicles are seen at the University of Calgary's main campus on Oct. 25, 2022. Global News

Calgary police ended their search for a suspect late Tuesday after receiving reports about a man with a knife. A lockdown at the University of Calgary’s main campus was also lifted.

Police told Global News there may have been a “misunderstanding” surrounding the incident. Police said they found no victims nor any witnesses who said they saw a man with a knife.

According to police, the campus was put into lockdown mode at 8:25 p.m. The lockdown was lifted about an hour later.

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Officers also pointed out security camera footage from campus did not reveal anything out of the ordinary.

As of Tuesday night, the investigation was closed.

In a statement to Global News, the University of Calgary said its emergency alert system worked as intended on desktop computers but the school had technical issues with the mobile app.

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The school also said it alerted students through mass communication systems, social media and a banner alert on its main webpage.

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