University in New South Wales in emergency lockdown after reports of a gunman on campus
- A New South Wales university was put into lockdown on Tuesday afternoon
- An allegedly threatening phone call was made to Southern Cross University
- Staff and students at the Lismore campus were told to remain inside about 2pm
A New South Wales university has been put into lockdown and a police operation is underway after there were reports a gunman was on the campus.
Staff and students at Southern Cross University in Lismore in the state’s northeast were told to stay inside on Tuesday afternoon.
Officers from Richmond Police District rushed to the campus and remain on the scene, NSW Police confirmed.
The emergency lockdown was sparked after an allegedly threatening phone call was made to the university, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Shortly before 2pm the university took to Facebook to issue a statement announcing the campus was in emergency lockdown.
‘Police are currently on-site and all students and staff are advised to remain inside until given the all-clear,’ the statement said.
There have been no reports of injuries or any viewings of anyone with a gun, but NSW Police are advising the public to avoid the area.
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