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Student film prompts scare, puts Arkansas State on lockdown

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State University officials placed the campus on lockdown Sunday afternoon after reports came in of two or three armed men being spotted near the school's Student Union building, CBS affiliate WREG reported.

Arkansas State tweeted on Sunday evening that the scare seems to have been prompted by students who were filming near the Student Union.

The students were interviewed by campus police and it was confirmed there was no gunman on campus, the school tweeted.

The lock-down was lifted at about 2:40 p.m.

There were reportedly two or three men with weapons near the student union, according to the school at the time.

No shots were fired, Jonesboro Police said.

The suspects were described as wearing black and were last seen walking north near Dean Street.

Police responded to the campus to clear buildings and try to locate those men.

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