UMass Amherst police respond to report of person with gun, find pellet gun

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UMass Amherst police gave the all-clear to the college community at 5:21 p.m.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst asked students to stay away from the Sylvan residential area as police responded to a report of a gunman on campus Monday afternoon, but the weapon went off. turned out to be a pellet gun, officials said.

UMass Amherst police gave the all-clear to the college community at 5:21 p.m. Police responded earlier to a report of a person who had what appeared to be a rifle or shotgun on the land near the Renaissance Center on East Pleasant Street, UMass police said. .

A witness took a photo of the person at 1:50 p.m. and contacted UMass police at 2:30 p.m., police said.

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