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Man arrested after reports students at Exeter University threatened with ‘gun’ | UK News



Armed police have arrested a man after reports students were threatened with a handgun at the University of Exeter.

Officers were called to the Streatham Campus at 11.30am on Wednesday.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a weapon was seized and officers are looking into whether it is genuine or a replica.

In a tweet, they said no one was injured and they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, but would remain in the area as enquiries continue.

A spokesperson for the University of Exeter said: “There was an incident on our Streatham Campus involving an individual suspected to be in possession of a firearm.

“The police were immediately called and the incident was dealt with swiftly and effectively.

“No-one was injured and one individual is currently in custody.

“As a precaution, one building was closed for a short period of time, this building has now been reopened and the campus has returned to normal.

“The safety of everyone on campus is our overriding priority and the university has strict protocols in place for incidents of this nature.

“We would like to reassure those on campus that the incident is now over.”

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