Capital University issues alert after report of man with gun near campus

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BEXLEY, Ohio -- Capital University issued an alert Tuesday after someone said they spotted an armed man running along a bike trail near university apartments.

The university has since given the "all clear," saying the man is no longer in the area.

According to a Capital spokesperson, Bexley police were alerted of an armed man along a bike trail on the east side of Alum Creek. The man was described as white, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

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The university did not issue a lockdown but asked for students and staff to stay inside and remain alert.

A police search of the area has since been called off.

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