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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - Police keep watch near the UCF library building after a search for a gunman was called off Tuesday.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2016 2 years ago

Reported gunwoman at UCF campus

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by: Isaac Babcock Managing Editor

A SWAT team was called in to the University of Central Florida main campus after police were tipped off to a social media post that a possible female shooter was inside the UCF Library Tuesday.

The library was evacuated and placed on lockdown as authorities scoured the building for the alleged gunwoman.

A shot rang out just as police deemed the situation clear, though that was explained as an accidental discharge of a police officer's weapon.

Police failed to find any such shooter after bringing in counterinsurgency teams to search the building.

As of 5 p.m. the situation was deemed safe and police left.

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